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Supporting potential and existing research intensive SMEs

Supporting potential and existing research intensive SMEs

Objective

The overall objective of SUPER-SME is to contribute to a quantifiable increase in research expenditure by the business sector in the participating regions within a 5-year period after the project. This will be done by promoting an improved integration of public and private research capacities through evaluating, rationalising and strengthening the know-how of regional systems of science and technology intermediaries. The project focuses on appraising and transferring experience in the field of science and technology intermediation services for research-intensive SMEs. The partnership is based around 3 EU15 mentor regions (Lorraine, Catalunya; Central Macedonia) and 4 mentee regions: 2 from new Member States (Prague; Tartu), and 2 from candidate countries (C luj/Huendoara; Adana). The specific objectives expected to lead to this overall objective are as follows: quantified increase in the level of contract research contracts between regionally based laboratories and scientific institutes and regional SMEs; quantified increase in the participation of regional SMEs to nationally funded R&D programmes and to the EU RTD Framework Programme; contribution to the implementation and updating of specific regional research, technological development and innovation policies (in the form of detailed plans for specific measures to improve the effectiveness of S&T intermediation services; transfer of at least one S&T intermediation methodology from each participating regions. The operational objectives of the project are as follows: methodological guide to the appraisal of the role and function of regional S&T intermediaries; analytical mapping of S&T intermediaries in each participating region.

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Coordinator

CONSEIL RÉGIONAL DE LORRAINE

Address

Place Gabriel Hocquard
Metz

France

Administrative Contact

Georges MASSOURAS (Mr)

Participants (6)

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ADANA USAM DERNEGI VE ISL.(UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY JOINT RESEARCH CENTER ASSOCIATION AND ENTERPRISE)

Turkey

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

EWE SRL

Romania

FILOZOFICKY ÚSTAV AKADEMIE VED CESKÉ REPUBLIKY

Czechia

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA

Spain

INSTITUTE OF BALTIC STUDIES

Estonia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30144

  • Start date

    1 March 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 495 250

  • EU contribution

    € 495 250

Coordinated by:

CONSEIL RÉGIONAL DE LORRAINE

France