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SMEs and research - An impact assessment of R&D funding schemes

Funded under: FP6-SME


The European Commission places great import on the continued success and vitality of SMEs, and as a result it has tailored specific funding schemes to fit their needs. Three such schemes under FP6 are the CRAFT/Co-operative Research programme, Collective Research programme and Economic and Technological Intelligence (ETI) support actions. To gain insight into the effects these schemes have upon SMEs and research institutions, DG Research commissioned an impact assessment spanning several Framework Programmes. This is the first time such an appraisal of SME specific schemes has been conducted, giving us the opportunity to examine in detail the benefits SMEs derive from the funding models, as well as those areas requiring improvement, ensuring that SMEs' needs are being duly met at European level.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. 37 pp, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-76-06-676-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN 92-79-04557-1
Record Number: 200719245 / Last updated on: 2007-07-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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