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Regional, National and European Support for Photonics Innovation Clusters enhancing SMEs Innovative Potential

Objective

RespiceSME will reinforce the innovative capacity of Europe’s photonics SMEs, clusters and national platforms by stimulating increased collaborations in and beyond photonics. RespiceSME proposes new approaches for stronger innovative effectiveness using a 3-dimensional approach, led by an experienced, representative, interdisciplinary team. In the 1st dimension, the project will develop a measure of the innovative potential for Photonics SMEs; the index will be integrated with a methodology for auditing innovative SMEs. Coaching on these tools will lead to their diverse application; enhancing the innovative capacity of 30+ photonics SMEs is targeted in the project. In the 2nd dimension, RespiceSME will develop new approaches for analysing value chains in close collaboration with clusters and national platforms. Empowering photonics SMEs and cluster managers to undertake early stage analyses of value chains, in the 3 separate domains of commercial intensity, technology readiness and innovative potential, will lead to more effective penetration by European photonics SMEs in global non-photonics sectors. Approaches will be demonstrated by new business collaborations in photonics, and using photonics, in manufacturing, energy and transport sectors. Harnessing the full innovative capacity of the European photonics infrastructure is the objective of the 3rd RespiceSME dimension. Best practices for enabling photonics SMEs access European and regional infrastructures, harness educational and training programmes aligned with their specific needs, determine next generation regional innovative smart specialisation strategies, and be better resourced by efficient public and private financial supports, can be transformative. RespiceSME will disseminate results using face to face and multimedia tools. 6 events, spanning cluster/national platform, inter-sectoral meetings, and B2B brokerage events and multimedia tools will lead to an intensification of research collaborations.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/radio and television
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Address
Kienestrasse 35
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 160 000

Participants (10)

SYSTEM@TIC PARIS REGION
France
EU contribution
€ 133 877,50
Address
8 Av De La Vauve Bat 863 Site Nano Innov
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Other
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 80 656,25
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPTECNET DEUTSCHLAND EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 83 437,50
Address
Garbsener Landstrasse 10
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Other
EKONOMISKA FORENINGEN PHOTONICSWEDEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 138 531,25
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
164 40 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOTONICS AUSTRIA - PLATTFORM ZUR FORDERUNG DER OSTERREICHISCHEN INTERESSEN IM BEREICH PHOTONIKEICH PHOTONIK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 126 986,25
Address
Franz-pichler-strasse 30
8160 Weiz
Activity type
Other
SOUTHERN EUROPEAN CLUSTER IN PHOTONICS & OPTICS ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 687,50
Address
Rambla Sant Nebridi 10
08222 Terrassa
Activity type
Other
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 127 515
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIESOJI ISTAIGA FIZIKOS INSTITUTO MOKSLO IR TECHNOLOGIJU PARKAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 77 481,25
Address
Savanoriu Pr 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER NETWORK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 875
Address
52 Upper Street Suite 218 Business Design Centre Islington
N1 0QH London
Activity type
Other
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations