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Best practices to bring research and innovation in European SME through the "peer review" method

Objective

Research and Technological Development is essential for the functioning and sustainability of the European economy and therefore in the center of EU's development agenda. Small and Medium Enterprises are, on the one hand, the economic 'backbone' of the EU. On the other hand it is more difficult for them to do research on their own or to get the necessary scientific input for innovation.

In order to strengthen the scientific and technological bases of the European industry and to encourage its international competitiveness it is indispensable to exchange on successful R&D policy approaches not only among Member States but also with states from the EU's new neighborhood and other countries that succeeded in having a competitive edge.

Therefore the main objectives of EUROPEER SME are:
- to foster mutual learning, elaborate best practices and improve impact of national and regional RTD support programmes to SMEs
- to optimize the exchange of best practices by identifying conditions for transferability and developing transfer schemes
- to diminish overlap and strengthen the co-ordination of RTD policies directed to SMEs

To foster mutual learning, to identify and evaluate best practices in the field of research policy making the peer-review method will be utilized. In order to improve the exchange of in-formation and to analyze the transferability of best practices a systematic approach will be introduced. A continuous, dynamic and mutual learning process will on the one side provide insights into how existing RTD and innovation policies may be improved and made more effective.

On the other side it will lead to a sustainable network which is self-supporting after the end of the project and remain open for new members. The network will thereby help to strengthen the co-ordination of RTD policies directed to SMEs on a European scale.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-RTD-OMC-NET
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER TECHNISCHE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GTZ) GMBH
Address
Dag-hammarskjoeld-weg 1-5
Eschborn
Germany

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Participants (14)

ZENIT ZENTRUM FUER INNOVATION UND TECHNIK IN NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Address
Bismarckstr. 28
Muelheim An Der Ruhr

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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT-NCPM
Romania
Address
Mendeleev 21-25
Bucharest

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INSTITUTE OF BALTIC STUDIES
Estonia
Address
Lai 30
Tartu

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THURINGER AGENTUR FUR TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION GMBH-IRC
Germany
Address
Mainzerhofstrasse 10
Erfurt

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HORDALAND FYLKESKOMMUNE (HORDALAND COUNTY COUNCIL)
Norway
Address
Agnes Mowinckelsgate 5
PB 7900 Bergen

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MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND ENERGY
Bulgaria
Address
Slavyanska Str. 8
Sofia

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VENETO INNOVAZIONE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Della Libertà, 12
Venezia Marghera

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RRA SEVENE PRIMORSKE REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA D.O.O. NOVA GORICA
Slovenia
Address
Mednarodni Prehod 4,
Sempeter Pri Gorici

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REGION OF WESTERN GREECE
Greece
Address
N.e.o. Patron-athinon 69-71
Patras

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WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNG REGION STUTTGART GMBH
Germany
Address
Friedrichstraße 10
Stuttgart

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UAB EKONOMINES KONSULTACIJOS IR TYRIMAI
Lithuania
Address
J.jasinskio G.16
Vilnius

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REGIONE LOMBARDIA
Italy
Address
Via Pola 14
Milan

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STIFTUNG FUR TECHNOLOGIE, INNOVATION UND FORSCHUNG THURINGEN
Germany
Address
Mainzerhofstrasse 10
Erfurt

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

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