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Action Plan for stimulating research and innovation in SMEs from CEECs in the renewable energy field

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 23438

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    29 February 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INNOVATION

Coordinated by:

EUROPROJEKTS SPÓLKA Z O.O.

Poland

Objective

Recent EU enlargement confirms current trends rising consumption, growing demand for conventional fuels and increasing dependence on imports. In addition, it brings additional factors into play as a result of strong legacies from the centrally planned era, and poses new challenges to the European energy sector, in particular with respect to renewable energy sources. Since 1990s CEECs are undergoing structural changes facing the major challenges of rebuilding and achieving successful market reforms. The success of these reforms is crucial for economic recovery of these countries, as well as for EU economic performance. This is especially vital for the energy sector where a great potential of unused capacity is available in these new member states. Therefore, it is important to provide a sound basis for sustainable development of this sector. One of the most important factors that need to be taken into account is the possibility of introducing innovations to industry regarding renewable energy technologies in order to take the most of the existing potential. In order to mobilise CEE SMEs to shift to more R&D intensive activities, integration with Western initiatives and collaboration with other EU companies are key. However, in CEE countries some specific factors exist that impede such integration efforts, such as language barriers, unfamiliarity with modern R&D project organisation, and effective networking capabilities. These factors are even more relevant in CEE SMEs.

For this reason RESCUE is proposed, providing CEE SMEs with FP6 and FP7 knowledge, strengthening their competitive intelligence through ETI trainings, assistance in their innovation activities and facilitating their cooperation with research sector and other FP players.

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Coordinator

EUROPROJEKTS SPÓLKA Z O.O.

Address

Marconich 2/5a
Warsaw

Poland

Participants (9)

COMITE DE LIAISON ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES

France

EC BREC INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI ODNAWIALNEJ SP. Z O.O.

Poland

BIC BRATISLAVA. SPOL. S.R.O.

Slovakia

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

LATVIJAS TEHNOLOGISKAIS CENTRS

Latvia

CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA ENERGIEI CURATE SI EFICIENTE IN ROMANIA

Romania

EUROPEAN LABOUR INSTITUTE

Bulgaria

HUNGARIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

Hungary

WIP KG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 23438

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    29 February 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INNOVATION

Coordinated by:

EUROPROJEKTS SPÓLKA Z O.O.

Poland