The core objective of the ETISPACK project is to further stimulate high quality SME participation in RTD participation programmes by providing an innovative and complete range of services performed by an international network. Packaging organisations and consulting firms from France, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal Lithuania, Israel, Germany and Sweden backed by the participation of National Contact Points form the consortium. 8 workshops in the involved countries will provide information about recent scientific and technological innovations in the area of packaging. 213 Technology audits will be carried out to assist SMEs in the assessment of their technological needs and requirements and the definition of innovation plans. The project target is to submit a total of 35 step 1 or step 2 CRAFT proposals under theme 1 of the competitive and sustainable growth program with a focus on the research areas 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3.