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Best practices to bring research and innovation in European SME through the "peer review" method

Best practices to bring research and innovation in European SME through the "peer review" method

Objective

Research and Technological Development is essential for the functioning and sustainability of the European economy and therefore in the center of EU's development agenda. Small and Medium Enterprises are, on the one hand, the economic 'backbone' of the EU. On the other hand it is more difficult for them to do research on their own or to get the necessary scientific input for innovation.

In order to strengthen the scientific and technological bases of the European industry and to encourage its international competitiveness it is indispensable to exchange on successful R&D policy approaches not only among Member States but also with states from the EU's new neighborhood and other countries that succeeded in having a competitive edge.

Therefore the main objectives of EUROPEER SME are:
- to foster mutual learning, elaborate best practices and improve impact of national and regional RTD support programmes to SMEs
- to optimize the exchange of best practices by identifying conditions for transferability and developing transfer schemes
- to diminish overlap and strengthen the co-ordination of RTD policies directed to SMEs

To foster mutual learning, to identify and evaluate best practices in the field of research policy making the peer-review method will be utilized. In order to improve the exchange of in-formation and to analyze the transferability of best practices a systematic approach will be introduced. A continuous, dynamic and mutual learning process will on the one side provide insights into how existing RTD and innovation policies may be improved and made more effective.

On the other side it will lead to a sustainable network which is self-supporting after the end of the project and remain open for new members. The network will thereby help to strengthen the co-ordination of RTD policies directed to SMEs on a European scale.

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Coordinator

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER TECHNISCHE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GTZ) GMBH

Address

Dag-Hammarskjoeld-Weg 1-5
Eschborn

Germany

Administrative Contact

Detlev Axel JAHN (Mr)

Participants (14)

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ZENIT ZENTRUM FUER INNOVATION UND TECHNIK IN NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG

Germany

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT-NCPM

Romania

INSTITUTE OF BALTIC STUDIES

Estonia

THURINGER AGENTUR FUR TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION GMBH-IRC

Germany

HORDALAND FYLKESKOMMUNE (HORDALAND COUNTY COUNCIL)

Norway

MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND ENERGY

Bulgaria

VENETO INNOVAZIONE SPA

Italy

RRA SEVENE PRIMORSKE REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA D.O.O. NOVA GORICA

Slovenia

REGION OF WESTERN GREECE

Greece

WIRTSCHAFTSFORDERUNG REGION STUTTGART GMBH

Germany

UAB EKONOMINES KONSULTACIJOS IR TYRIMAI

Lithuania

REGIONE LOMBARDIA

Italy

STIFTUNG FUR TECHNOLOGIE, INNOVATION UND FORSCHUNG THURINGEN

Germany

BIC BRATISLAVA, SPOL. S R.O.

Slovakia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 43003

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUPPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 800 000

  • EU contribution

    € 800 000

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER TECHNISCHE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GTZ) GMBH

Germany