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SMEs in health research

Funded under: FP6-SME


Hundreds of research-intensive small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are active in the health sector. In recognition of their innovative potential, scientific strength and strategic importance, a special effort was made to involve them in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), where a very successful 'SME call' was published with a budget of € 200 million. As a result of this call, 270 SMEs in the health and biotech sector, acceded to a leading role as key players and driving forces in the research activities of 86 EU-funded projects, receiving more than 40 % of the EU contribution. This publication presents those 86 projects and aims to illustrate the EU's commitment to health research, bringing together transnational and multidisciplinary expertise from both industry and academia.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23457 EN (2008), 191 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23457-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-08803-2
Record Number: 200910205 / Last updated on: 2009-02-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en