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Transregional Cooperative Platform for Competitiveness in Meat Research and SMEs

Transregional Cooperative Platform for Competitiveness in Meat Research and SMEs

Objective

This SSA will set-up a European Co-operative Platform, in the field of meat research, to foster effective PPP between the research community, industry and policy makers at trans-regional level. This will stimulate more effective RTD, tributing directly to achievement of the Lisbon objectives: developing the ERA and increasing R&D investment towards the 3% of GDP target. This proposal, devoted to the SMEs involvement, will promote entrepreneurial participation to FP6, Priority 5 and to the same topic in FP7, through the implementation of targeted measures focused on specific areas, starting from specific SME needs. This project envisages experimenting a novel methodology for fostering SMEs participation through a bottom-up approach. The partnership, linked to local and European SMEs networks of at least 1800 enterprises, will guarantee the critical mass to reach this objective. Other objectives envisaged are: to support local and European policy development and to identify specific needs within a candidate country. In order to achieve these objectives the co-operative platform will comprise: - a geographical working groups (WGs) network animated by regional technology mediators to involve SMEs; - a trans-regional thematic WGs network to prepare future research activities based on needs and expectations of SMEs; - institutional WG aimed at harmonising regional policies for SMEs involvement in European research. The results of this project will be: - a model for the meat food chain, extendable to other agro-food sectors; - a durable network of technological mediators in European regions, operating with a common methodology for SMEs involvement and working group animation; - at least 2 trans-regional technology clusters ready for participating to future research activities; - a core group of regional institutions, expandable into a European network, aimed at promoting leading policies for supporting SMEs participation in European Research.

Coordinator

VENETO INNOVAZIONE SPA

Address

Via Della LibertÀ 12
Marghera Ve

Italy

Administrative Contact

Enzo MOI (Mr)

Participants (7)

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PARCO SCIENTIFICO DI VERONA S.P.A.

Italy

INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE TECNOLOGIA

Spain

BANAT'S UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND VETERINARY MEDICINE

Romania

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

ISA-MEDIA SPRL

Belgium

TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.

Italy

VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16121

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2007

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 628 004

  • EU contribution

    € 628 004

Coordinated by:

VENETO INNOVAZIONE SPA

Italy