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Identification of Priority RESearch TOpics for SME associations in the construction sector with a focus on new technologies in the Energy, ICT and New Materials domains

Objective

PRESTO aims at facilitating the identification of priority research topics for small and medium sized enterprises associations (hereinafter SMEsAs) -which in fact have a better capacity of influence than SMEs alone- by establishing a close and sustainable dialogue with ETPs. In order to conduct the activities contemplated by the project, PRESTO will approach four crucial industrial domains which play not only a remarkable role in the European economy, but also which are SMEs intensive sectors. Hence, PRESTO will address the construction sector and it will devote a specific focus on three construction-associated domains, namely: energy, information and communication technologies (ICT) and new materials. The first part of the project will be oriented towards the identification of both relevant SMEsAs as well as ETPs willing to collaborate with PRESTO. The goal will be to compose a core group -SMEsAs and ETPs- with which a close cooperation relationship will be established. Afterwards PRESTO will evaluate the research needs of SMEsAs in the construction sector as well as the technological offers where those needs can be better accommodated. The latter point will be articulated with a close dialogue with ETPs representatives. A further aim of the project will be to bring SMEsAs and ETPs a step closer and to favour the rapprochement of links of collaboration among them. PRESTO will produce an implementation strategy in order to appropriate conduct the cooperation relation between both parties. The strategy will have as one of its focal points the creation of SMEsAs Working Groups (WG) on ETPs. The main objective pursued by the establishment of such WGs will be to increase their leverage of SMEsAs and, hence, to gain influence in the decision-making organs of ETPs towards the formulation and shaping of ETPs' Strategic Research Agendas (SRA).

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 128 599
Administrative Contact
Jonhatan Loeffler (Mr.)

Participants (5)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 113 824,75
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veronica Lipperheide Guzman (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 972
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabel Rodriguez-Maribona (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA KRAKOWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 40 171,70
Address
Warszawska 24
31 155 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Skalska (Ms.)
TARGETING INNOVATION Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 179,25
Address
West George Street 175 Suite 4-5
G2 2LB Glasgow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Linda Paterson (Ms.)
UNIONCAMERE PIEMONTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 682,85
Address
Via Pomba 23
10123 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Deandreis (Mr.)