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Bringing ACC and NMS SMEs Operating in the Transport and Enviroment Sector Closer to the ERA by Publishing and Open Call for Submmiting Draft Project Proposals


The TRANSMES aim is to promote among SMEs operating in ACC and NMS transport and environment sector the participation in the EU FP6 and FP7 R&D projects. ACC and NMS SMEs active in this field are not sufficiently experienced in coordinating such projects or cooperating with leading EU institutions. Their involvement in the structuring process of the ERA is very limited. They are also not enough informed of the results and achievements of previous FP projects. In order to improve the present situation the info-days in 2ACC and 5NMS will be organised. They will explain the rules of Integrated Projects, Networks of Excellence as well as CRAFT and COLLECTIVE RESEARCH and STREP, targeted at SMEs. SMEs will be familiarized with the results of EU research projects and with current issues of research and industry in ACC, NMS and OMS regarding FP6.

The national training sessions will be organized in 2ACC and 5NMS. There will be a possibility to discuss how to rise the number of projects with SMEs involvement and how to contact with on-going IP and NoE coordinators and with potential partners. SMEs will participate in the course on how to write a good proposal to FP6 and FP7.Afterwards the national open calls for submitting drafts proposals will be published. The evaluation will be done in cooperation with OMS partners, as the main tutors and with national or regional bodies responsible for funding SMEs research and innovation activities. Each ACC and NMS partner will choose the best draft and assist the winners in writing the proposal to the EC. The final proposals, before submission, will be checked by the experienced OMS partners. Moreover the project partners will help SMEs to find existing and emerging IP/NoE in order to include them in the consortia. Through its 24 months duration TRANSMES will provide specialised brochure on info days and training sessions and calls. The specific website with a newsletter will be created which will be a basis for future partner search.

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