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Action Plan for stimulating research and innovation in SMEs from CEECs in the renewable energy field

Objective

Recent EU enlargement confirms current trends rising consumption, growing demand for conventional fuels and increasing dependence on imports. In addition, it brings additional factors into play as a result of strong legacies from the centrally planned era, and poses new challenges to the European energy sector, in particular with respect to renewable energy sources. Since 1990s CEECs are undergoing structural changes facing the major challenges of rebuilding and achieving successful market reforms. The success of these reforms is crucial for economic recovery of these countries, as well as for EU economic performance. This is especially vital for the energy sector where a great potential of unused capacity is available in these new member states. Therefore, it is important to provide a sound basis for sustainable development of this sector. One of the most important factors that need to be taken into account is the possibility of introducing innovations to industry regarding renewable energy technologies in order to take the most of the existing potential. In order to mobilise CEE SMEs to shift to more R&D intensive activities, integration with Western initiatives and collaboration with other EU companies are key. However, in CEE countries some specific factors exist that impede such integration efforts, such as language barriers, unfamiliarity with modern R&D project organisation, and effective networking capabilities. These factors are even more relevant in CEE SMEs.

For this reason RESCUE is proposed, providing CEE SMEs with FP6 and FP7 knowledge, strengthening their competitive intelligence through ETI trainings, assistance in their innovation activities and facilitating their cooperation with research sector and other FP players.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-5
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Coordinator

EUROPROJEKTS SPÓLKA Z O.O.
Address
Marconich 2/5a
Warsaw
Poland

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Participants (9)

COMITE DE LIAISON ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES
France
Address
2-b Rue Jules Ferry
Montreuil

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EC BREC INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI ODNAWIALNEJ SP. Z O.O.
Poland
Address
Fletniowa 47b
Warsaw

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BIC BRATISLAVA. SPOL. S.R.O.
Slovakia
Address
Zochova 5
Bratislava

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KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
K. Donelaicio 73
Kaunas

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LATVIJAS TEHNOLOGISKAIS CENTRS
Latvia
Address
Aizkraukles 21
Riga

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CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA ENERGIEI CURATE SI EFICIENTE IN ROMANIA
Romania
Address
Bd. Energeticienilor 8
Bucharest

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EUROPEAN LABOUR INSTITUTE
Bulgaria
Address
29b Angel Kanchev Str.
Sofia

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HUNGARIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION
Hungary
Address
Bem József U., 2
1027 Budapest

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WIP KG
Germany
Address
Sylvensteinstr 2
Munich

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