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Trans-national Activities for the PRomotion OF SME paRticipation in the 1st thematic programme "quality of LIFE and management of living resources"

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IPS-1999-950052

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2003

Funded under:

FP5-INNOVATION-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 937 319

  • EU contribution

    € 1 968 660

Coordinated by:

Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-Operation

Austria

Objective

The project PARTNERS FOR LIFE will substantially contribute to increase the successful participation of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) in the 1st Thematic Programme "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources". Particular attention will be devoted to the SME Specific Measures to strengthening competitiveness of SMEs through utilising synergies with external research providers. The PARTNERS FOR LIFE consortium, including partners from 18 states, from an efficient platform of know-how, as well as experience in the SME Specific Measures. The main objectives of the project are assistance of relevant SMEs, screening of project ideas and technological needs, partner search, and detailed proposal preparation. Significant added value is expected in developing best practice procedures in "how to best approach SMEs", and in training activities targeted especially to partners in the Central and Eastern European states.

Coordinator

Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-Operation

Address

Wiedner Haupstrasse 76
1040 Vienna

Austria

Participants (18)

ACTIA

France

AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA-APRE

Italy

BIC BRATISLAVA, S.R.O

Slovakia

BIT - BUREAU FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION

Austria

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.PROJEKTTRAEGER DES BMBF

Germany

EUROCENTER, DANISH AGENCY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Denmark

Enterprise Ireland(t/a BioResearch Ireland)

Ireland

FEDERATION OF ICELANDS INDUSTRIES

Iceland

FOOD INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY SA

Greece

Fundación AZTI - AZTI Fundazioa

Spain

INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

INSTITUTO DE COOPERAÇÃO CIENTÍFICIA E TECHNOLÓGICA INTERNACIONAL

Portugal

Institut "Jozef Stefan"

Slovenia

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AGENCY

Finland

SENTER

Netherlands

TECHNOLOGY CENTRE AS CR

Czechia

TUDOMANYOS ES TECHNOLOGIAI ALAPITVANY

Hungary

Technopol Brussel Bruxelles ASBL

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IPS-1999-950052

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2003

Funded under:

FP5-INNOVATION-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 937 319

  • EU contribution

    € 1 968 660

Coordinated by:

Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-Operation

Austria