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STimulate the pARTicipation of SMEs from NMS in IST activities

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 015801

  • Start date

    1 March 2005

  • End date

    31 August 2006

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 749 998

  • EU contribution

    € 749 998

Coordinated by:

TELEPORT SACHSEN-ANHALT GMBH

Germany

Objective

EPRI start is a project that aims at stimulating, increasing, but at the same time qualifying the participation of SMEs from New Member States of the European Union in the IST Programme.

In particular, it aims at:
- establishing a Qualified Partner Pool of at least 500 IST oriented SMEs from NMS, qualified by LoIs and concrete project ideas;
- developing a Certified Partner Pool of 200 qualified IST oriented SME partners from NMS described by Company Fact Sheets developed by a Guide for NMS participants;
- ensure an overall number of 100 project participations from IST oriented SMEs from NMS in the different IST Calls during the lifetime of the project.

The process of stimulating and developing SME participation will feed a second, parallel process which involves political decision makers of the target countries and Political Decision makers on the level of European ICT Policy in order to discuss socio-economic impacts of ICT and to prepare and support the discussion of the 7th Framework Programme. EPRI start aims at the broadest possible coverage by involving partners from all New Member States of the European Union.

On the other hand EPRI start works with a clearly specified and realistic focus on the field of SME participation in the IST programme. It addresses three important target groups:
- The group of highly innovative research oriented SMEs from the New Member States with no or low experiences in participating in the IST programme;
- The IST community who will benefit from new and innovative resources as an enhancement of existing or newly arising consortia;
- The societal environment receiving impacts from participation of NMS SMEs in IST research projects being represented by political decision makers of the SMEs regional and national environments.

The consortium refers to comparable experiences in earlier programmes. Its coordinators have carried out a similar project during the accession process of the German New Laender.

Coordinator

TELEPORT SACHSEN-ANHALT GMBH

Address

Steinfeldstrasse 3
39179 Barleben

Germany

Participants (11)

A.L.P. PECA - PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ IN TRZENJE PRODUKTOV MEZISKE DOLINE

Slovenia

Corvinus University of Budapest

Hungary

EDUCEU

Czechia

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH

Germany

FONDAZZJONI TEMI ZAMMIT

Malta

INFORING AS

Estonia

INSTYTUT TECHNIK TELEKOMUNIKACYJNYCH I INFORMATYCZNYCH SP. Z O.O.

Poland

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES MATEMATIKAS UN INFORMATIKAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Lithuania

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 015801

  • Start date

    1 March 2005

  • End date

    31 August 2006

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 749 998

  • EU contribution

    € 749 998

Coordinated by:

TELEPORT SACHSEN-ANHALT GMBH

Germany