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CRAFT Network of Focal Points: United Kingdom

The Community's "Technology Stimulation Measures for SMEs" are aimed at encouraging and facilitating participation of SMEs in the specific programmes of the Fourth Framework Programme for research and technological development and demonstration. In this context, the European C...

The Community's "Technology Stimulation Measures for SMEs" are aimed at encouraging and facilitating participation of SMEs in the specific programmes of the Fourth Framework Programme for research and technological development and demonstration. In this context, the European Commission has established a decentralized network of contacts for a number of the specific programmes. This is referred to as the "CRAFT Network of Focal Points". The aim of the network is to offer interested organizations up-to-date information, in their own language, on the EC's Technology Stimulation Measures for SMEs. The network comprises organizations which were selected by Member States and Associated States as possessing adequate and recognized experience to provide information, advice and assistance to SMEs at national, regional and local level. The network ensures an adequate thematic and geographical coverage in each country. The CRAFT Network of Focal Points for the United Kingdom includes: - National Focal Point: Dr. B. Keown BETA TECHNOLOGY Limited Riverside House Weedon Street Sheffield S9 2FT United Kingdom Tel. +44-114-2422004; Fax +44-114-2560950 - Focal Points for the specific programmes: . Industrial and Materials Technologies: Dr. B. Keown BETA TECHNOLOGY Limited Riverside House Weedon Street Sheffield S9 2FT United Kingdom Tel. +44-114-2422004; Fax +44-114-2560950 . Measurements and Testing: Dr. B. Keown BETA TECHNOLOGY Limited Riverside House Weedon Street Sheffield S9 2FT United Kingdom Tel. +44-114-2422004; Fax +44-114-2560950 . Environment: NETCEN (only areas 2.1 and 2.2.3.) E6 - Rm108 ABINGDON OX14 3DG United Kingdom Tel. +44-800-585794; Fax +44-1235-463804 . Marine Science and Technology: Cliff Funnel Associates Greenhurst Cottage Downsville Road Bognor Regis PO22 OEE United Kingdom Tel. +44-1243-552921; Fax +44-1243-555352 . Biotechnology: Dr. B. Keown BETA TECHNOLOGY Limited Riverside House Weedon Street Sheffield S9 2FT United Kingdom Tel. +44-114-2422004; Fax +44-114-2560950 . Biomedicine and Health: Medical Research Council 20 Park Crescent London WIN 4AL United Kingdom Tel. +44-171-6365422; Fax +44-171-4362665 . Agro-Industrial Research: Dr. B. Keown BETA TECHNOLOGY Limited Riverside House Weedon Street Sheffield S9 2FT United Kingdom Tel. +44-114-2422004; Fax +44-114-2560950 . Non-Nuclear Energy: ETSU Harwell OX11 ORA United Kingdom Tel. +44-1235-432621; Fax +44-1235-433548 Two Fourth Framework Programme specific programmes, namely Information Technologies (ESPRIT) and Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS), not covered under the CRAFT network, also have specific provision for SMEs. These two programmes can be contacted directly.