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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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-FOOD-2-B
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

VENETO INNOVAZIONE SPA
Address
Via Della Libertà 12
Marghera Ve
Italy

Participants (7)

PARCO SCIENTIFICO DI VERONA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Del Lavoro 08
Verona
INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE TECNOLOGIA
Spain
Address
C/ Gutenberg S/n - Isla De La Cartuja
Sevilla
BANAT'S UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND VETERINARY MEDICINE
Romania
Address
Calea Aradului 119
Timisoara
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw
ISA-MEDIA SPRL
Belgium
Address
Av Boetendael, 11
Brussels
TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Fara 39
Milano
VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
Germany
Address
An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven