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Set-up of a Collaborative Permanent Network for Boosting the participation of Incubated SMEs in Innovation Processes under FP6 Activities

Objective

Most of incubated SMEs struggle to become a solid reality; they're compelled to face a strong competitive environment with few resources.

Though, their readiness for change, the close links to the incubator organization and its networks, the nearness of other incubated and complementary SMEs, and the frequent proximity to knowledge and technology poles, may be regarded as encouraging factors, and often result in incubated SMEs being amongst the companies with the larger potential for innovation.

On the other side, national governments trying to meet Lisbon objectives, namely in terms of private investment in R&D, are encouraging spin-offs and entrepreneurship and providing incentives, as tax benefits or support to creation of R&D structures in companies. But seldom do incubated SMEs take advantage of such incentives, as they lack the resources and information to apply, being too focused in their daily business.

Boost-It proposes to bridge these two realities, and contributing to exploit the innovation potential of incubated SMEs by developing a range of services that will help them to benefit from Community and national incentives. Boost-It gathers into a permanent structure a core group of innovation service providers and small incubator societies, in order to develop a framework (made of services and tools), capable of supporting incubated SMEs through the live-cycle of their own innovation projects.

Both the services and the tools are aimed to facilitate the participation of the ACC, and AC SMEs active in the ICT sector into the Framework Programmes of the EC and other international initiatives, enhancing the above mentioned positive aspects and boosting the incubated SMEs competitiveness by means of Innovation.

The focus of the project activities is in creating awareness among the incubated SMEs towards the opportunities of the VII Framework Programme, and to train and assist them to fully benefit from those opportunities.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-5
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

INOVAMAIS - SERVICOS DE CONSULTADORIA EM INOVACAO TECNOLOGICA
Address
Rua Afonso Cordeiro, 877 Sala 201
Matosinhos
Portugal

Participants (12)

EFP CONSULTING LTD
Israel
Address
65 Ygal Alon Street
Tel Aviv
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
Ljubljana
SOGISTFIPP - SOCIEDADE DE INCUBACAO SECTORIAL, S.A.
Portugal
Address
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 712
Porto
IPN INCUBADORA - ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DE ACTIVIDADES DE INCUBACAO DE IDEIAS E EMPRESAS
Portugal
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes
Coimbra
JVP STUDIO LP.
Israel
Address
Jerusalem Technology Park, Building 1, Malha
Jerusalem
MATIMOP - THE ISRAELI INDUSTRY CENTER FOR R & D
Israel
Address
29 Hamerd St
Tel Aviv
FUNDACJA INKUBATOR
Poland
Address
143 Piotrkowska Street
Lodz
CENTER OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT KHARKOV TECHNOLOGIES
Ukraine
Address
Lenin Av. 60
Kharkov
PRODUZETNICKI INKUBATOR LABIN
Croatia
Address
Grad Labin, Titov Trg 11
Labin
TEHNOLOSKI PARK LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
Teslova Ulica 30
Ljubljana
PRIMORSKI TEHNOLOSKI PARK D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Vipavska Cesta 13, Rozna Dolina
Nova Gorica
FUNDACJA UNIWERSYTETU LODZKIEKO
Poland
Address
1/3 Lumumby Street
Lodz