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2002 specific monitoring report on the specific programme for research and technological development in the field of "Innovation and SMEs"

Funded under: FP5-INNOVATION-SME

Abstract

This Report is part of the series of annual monitoring reports prepared for the EC Framework Programme and the Euratom Framework Programme and their constituent Specific Programmes as well as for European Research Area (ERA) related activities. A revised programme monitoring scheme was introduced in 2001 based on the system launched in 1995 which involved independent external experts in the monitoring activities. The new mechanism aims at a better synergy between the monitoring of the ERA and specific programmes and of the Framework Programme.

This is the fifth and final report of the Fifth Framework Programme covering the specific programme "Promotion of Innovation and Encouragement of SME Participation". This specific programme will not exist under the Sixth Framework Programme but its legacy will be shared between two new specific programmes, namely "Structuring the ERA" and "Integrating and strengthening the ERA". This final report will, therefore, include comment on the implications of these changes for the promotion of innovation and for the participation of SMEs, in addition to progress made in the past year towards implementation of the ERA.

The report consists of two parts:
Part A: External monitoring report prepared by independent external experts:
Part B: Responses of the Programme management to the external monitoring report.

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Record Number: 3100 / Last updated on: 2004-01-07
Category: MISC