The primary objective of the present proposal is to promote the participation of SMEs in the new instruments of FP6: IPs, in particular, and NoE.
The attention will focus on projects referring to nano and micro technologies and their application in the most important industrial sectors (ITC, Transportation, Health Care, Aerospace and Environment) which happen to be also among the priority themes of FP6. Given the high impact of these technologies on the future technological innovation they both are high in the agenda of FP6. Nanotechnology is the principal objective of the Thematic Priority Area 3,but micro and nano technology will be fundamental drivers of the research also in practically all the other thematic priorities. IPs and NoE are the instruments of choice in FP6 to foster research and technological innovation in Europe. By promoting the participation of SMEs in IPs and NoE,this project aims to make sure that SMEs will participate to this effort. To reach this goal the activity will aim to:
* Assess situation and perspectives in the countries participating in the project with respect to micro and nanotechnologies and the five sectors of application selected to pin point SMES,research structures and facilities, technological incubators, large enterprises, etc.
*Identify the SMEs that are most active and qualified. Assess their needs and plans.
*Identify IPs and NoE that fit with needs and plans of SMEs.
*Establish contacts that could be instrumental for the creation of national and trans-national networks, make evident synergies between projects.
*Assist the SMEs to join the above said projects assuring the quality level of this participation.
The project brings together partners from 13 countries, some are NAS and 2 are from outside the ED, giving to it a large trans-national, pan-European character. The objective is to assist
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action