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Want to increase the quality of your Science & Technology public support actions for SMEs ?

Want to increase the number of research contracts between regional labs and regional SMEs? Want to have more of your regional SMEs to get national and/or European funding? The Community-funded SUPER-SME project partners, amongst which the Czech Centre for Science, Technology, Society Studies (Academy of Sciences), have issued a how-to-guide on public support actions, targeting regional Science & Technology (S&T) intermediation systems.

This guide is considered as a reference in the field. It is filled with valuable insights from experienced regional actors all over Europe and explains how to increase the quality of S&T intermediation systems for SMEs. Download at: http://www.e-innovation.org/supersme. The guide has important recommendations for regional policy-makers and S&T intermediaries which are deeply rooted in reality. Indeed, project partners were not satisfied to simply analyse conditions: they have even implemented their recommendations themselves! Here is the impact they have witnessed: - Significant increase in the number of research contracts between regionally based laboratories and scientific institutes and SMEs - Significant increase in the participation of regional SMEs to nationally funded R&D programmes and to the EU RTD Framework Programme - Contribution to the implementation and updating of specific regional research, technological development and innovation policies A practical approach to S&T intermediation systems, made by regions for regions ! This project has been financed by the European Commission – DG Research under the Regions of Knowledge programme. Project coordinated by Conseil Régional de Lorraine (FR) CZ-PROJECT PARTNER: Adolf FILACEK Centre for Science, Technology & Society Studies Czech Academy of Sciences Jilska 1 11000 PRAGUE 1 Czech Republic Tel.: +420 222 220 107 Fax: +420 222 220 725 filacek@kav.cas.cz Web site: http://www.e-innovation.org/supersme/partner7.html

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Small and Medium Sized Companies (SMEs)

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