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CRAFT Network of Focal Points: Belgium

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 Belgium includes:

- National Focal Point:

M. Bregentzer
Ministère de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Recherche et Innovation
25 rue du Champ de Mars
B-1050 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-5139700 ext. 490; Fax +32-2-5115255

- Focal Points for the specific programmes:

De Heer F. D'Hulster
Vlaams Instituut voor de Bevordering van het Weten-schappelijk-Technologisch Onderzoek in de Industrie (IWT)
Bischoffsheimlaan 25
B-1000 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-2230033; Fax 32-2-2231181

Mr. M. Paris
Ministère de la Région Wallonne
Direction Générale des Technologies, de la Recherche et de l'Energie (DGTRE)
7 avenue Prince de Liège
B-5100 JAMBES (Namur)
Tel. +32-81-321211; Fax 32-2-306600

Mr. J. Evrard
Bruxelles Technopole asbl
4 rue G. Petit, Boîte 12
B-1210 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-4220025; Fax +32-2-4220043

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.

Source: European Commission, DG XII
DE

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