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TRANSnational TRaining and ACCreditation of sme national contact points

Objective

Craft national focus points proved their value in FP4 in providing information and assistance to SMEs to successful participation in Exploratory Awards and Co-operative Research. Beta SMEs to successful participation in Exploratory Awards and Co-operative Research. Beta Technology, the UK NCP, has developed promotional assistance and liaison methodologies as a model approach to assisting SMEs. Working together with three other experienced NCPs it is now proposed to document methodologies as a system of best practice across Member States and to encourage the implementation of ISO 9000 accredited procedures in Member States and Associated States. This will involve mutual intensive training of National Contact Points to raise their effectiveness for SME support in FP5. European added value and benefits to SMEs are expected to be very great if the project achieves its objectives. 15 countries and nearly nine person years of activity are involved in this 1.537 Meuro Project.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

BETA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Address
Barclay Court, Doncaster Carr
DN4 5HZ Doncaster
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA-APRE
Italy
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen "Otto von Guericke" e.V.
Germany
BUREAU FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
CYPRUS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Cyprus
Address
1, Ionion Nison Str.
EOMMEX S.A.Hellenic Organisation for SMEs
Greece
ESTONIAN FOUNDATION OF EUROPEAN UNION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAMME
Estonia
FUNDACION INASMET
Spain
Address
Mikeletegi Pasealekua 2, Teknologi Parkea
LATVIAN TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER
Latvia
Address
Aizkraukles 21
MOKSLO IR TECHNOLOGIJU PARKAS (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK)
Lithuania
SENTER
Netherlands
SWEDISH EU R&D COUNCIL
Sweden
Technopol Brussel Bruxelles ASBL
Belgium
The Icelandic Research Council
Iceland
UNIONE NAZIONALE INDUSTRIA CONCIARIA
Italy