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SUPPORTING THE PARTICIPATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SMES FROM ASSOCIATED CANDIDATE COUNTRIES IN THE 6TH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

Objective

The overall objective of the project is to establish an innovative and flexible training tool for SMEs in the environment and energy sector from Associated Candidate Countries (ACCs) in order to facilitate their participation in the 6th framework programme (FP6). Within the framework of the project the true needs of environmental SMEs from ACCs will be investigated, strategies for their involvement will be developed and a web-based service will be created, providing all services necessary for their active participation in FP6 projects. Services include robust e-training solutions that will provide hands-on assistance to managers of environmental SMEs in the proposal writing phase. The services will comprise of a basic e-learning course on FP6 proposal writing, e-training services for the selected candidates and a platform for the discussion of partners and project coordinators. A robust dissemination and marketing strategy will be performed during the project in order to ensure full publicity for the services, not only within the environmental SME sector, but also among other institutions who are potential proposers of FP6 projects. Here all relevant EC innovation and business networks will be involved. The proposed project may be seen as highly complementary to the ongoing efforts by the European Commission and the relevant supporting networks and centres. The proposed e-training service on environmental project proposal development will act as a catalyst, converting the available FP6 information into practice (i.e. high-quality project proposals), which in-turn help to maximise the impact of the existing EC services.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Address
Nagytetenyi U 244
Budapest
Hungary

Participants (4)

INNOSTART NATIONAL BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE FOUNDATION
Hungary
Address
Fehervari U 130
Budapest
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
1000 Espoo
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (INSTITUTE OF SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP).
Austria
Address
Augasse 2-6
A-1090 Vienna
THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Hungary
Address
Ady Endre U 9-11
Szentendre