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Good Practices in Innovation Support Measures for SMEs: facilitating transition from the traditional to the knowledge economy

Objective

The GPrix project - Good Practices in Innovation Support Measures for SMEs: facilitating transition from the traditional to the knowledge economy - will provide a comprehensive insight into the design and implementation of SME research and innovation support programmes, actions, services and networks especially at national and regional level, and on its impact, in particular amongst the traditional sectors SMEs that represent the vast majority of companies in Europe. The GPrix consortium will carry out an in-depth analysis of R&D&I support measures and their impact in SMEs and on their transaction towards a knowledge economy, focusing on eight European regions, namely on the North and Central regions of Portugal, Limousin in France, Emilia-Romagna in Italy, West Midlands in the UK, Comunidad Valenciana in Spain, North Brabant in The Netherlands, Flanders in Belgium and Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. The ultimate question that GPrix partners will try to address is: “Which support measures can help local economic communities, with a strong basis of traditional industries, to prosper in the rapidly changing, increasingly open global economy?” In order to answer such question, partners will assess current measures and its impact at local level close to SMEs, perform a European benchmark of R&D&I measures and suggest a set of new measures targeted to traditional sectors, which will be validated at European scale and disseminated through several channels, including synergies with the UNIC network for an effective implementation in 9 European regions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INOVA+ - INNOVATION SERVICES, SA
Address
Rua Dr Afonso Cordeiro 567
4450-309 Matosinhos
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 248 775
Administrative Contact
Pedro Castro (Mr.)

Participants (6)

DELEGATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA TECHNOPOLE DE LIMOGES ET DU LIMOUSIN
France
EU contribution
€ 97 370
Address
Avenue D'ester 1
87069 Limoges Cedex
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Fabrice Macquet (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 079
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Diego Santi (Mr.)
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 256
Address
College Road
ST4 2DE Stoke On Trent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Geoff Pugh (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 514,18
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 070
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 152 475
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilma Coenegrachts (Ms.)