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CRAFT information package

The European Commission, DG XII, has published an information package on the technology stimulation action (CRAFT) under the programme on industrial and materials technologies (BRITE/EURAM III) of the Fourth Framework Programme for research and technological development and de...
The European Commission, DG XII, has published an information package on the technology stimulation action (CRAFT) under the programme on industrial and materials technologies (BRITE/EURAM III) of the Fourth Framework Programme for research and technological development and demonstration (1994-1998).

CRAFT aims to encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs in the BRITE/EURAM III programme. It comprises two shared cost measures to which SMEs can apply:

- Exploratory awards;
- Cooperative research projects.

The indicative budget allocation for CRAFT is ECU 225 million for the period 1994-1998.

CRAFT is designed specifically for SMEs in response to their growing interest and need to participate in RTD cooperation at European level. The overall objectives of CRAFT are to:

- Promote the development of technologies adapted to the needs of SMEs;
- Support SMEs in their effort to strengthen their capability to absorb and to contribute to the development of the technologies they require;
- Promote transnational networking and cooperation among SMEs and between SMEs, research organizations and larger companies from all regions of the EU;
- Facilitate the participation of SMEs in the industrial research projects of the BRITE/EURAM programme.

The information package provides a list of the technical sub-areas, scope and objectives of the BRITE/EURAM III programme.

Source: European Commission, DG XII
DE

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