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Supporting SME-academia collaboration in the area of biomedical research in FP7 through efficient matching facilities and tailor-made information with special focus on NMS and ACC

Supporting SME-academia collaboration in the area of biomedical research in FP7 through efficient matching facilities and tailor-made information with special focus on NMS and ACC

Objective

SMEs go Health is designed to support SMEs and academic researchers in the 7th EU-Framework Programme (FP7) in order to foster trans-European RTD collaboration. SMEs and researchers shall be encouraged and trained in view of establishing joint innovative research projects by using the funding opportunities for biomedical research of FP7. The planned supporting activities shall facilitate partnering and consortium building by paving the way for an easier identification of competent and suitable research partners with the needed expertise and know-how, especially in New Member States (NMS) and Candidate Countries (ACC). The main activities of the proposed project comprise: -Awareness building and training of SMEs and academic institutions regarding the opportunities and rules of FP7 -Improving the visibility of SME know-how and the expertise of researchers, particularly in NMS and ACC among the European scientific community -Supporting SMEs and academic institutions in consortium building through matchmaking facilities and partnering activities in order to foster RTD collaboration and research project proposal submission in medical technology and healthcare biotechnology of FP7 SMEs go Health will capitalise on the experience and results of SMEs go LifeSciences, providing a European-wide pool of high quality SME profiles and partner searches in a well accepted and user-friendly online database. A well rehearsed network of 29 partners in 27 countries (3 AS, 4 ACC, 8 NMS and 12 old member states) will ensure Europe-wide implementation of the planned activities, addressing the low participation of SMEs in the EU Framework Programme, especially in NMS and ACC, and contributing to the implementation of FP7. Collaboration with related national and international initiatives and Technology Platforms is another focus of the project, in order to benefit form synergies and hence exploit project results even better'.

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Coordinator

ÖSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFÖRDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Address

Sensengasse 1
Vienna

Austria

Administrative Contact

Birgit STEININGER (Mag.)

Participants (29)

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OSEO ANVAR

France

EURO TOP SCRL

Belgium

VEREIN EURESEARCH (ASSOCIATION EURESEARCH)

Switzerland

AGENCY FOR THE PROMOTION OF EUROPEAN RESEARCH

Italy

LATVIAN TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER

Latvia

BRUSSELS ENTREPRISE AGENCY

Belgium

HUNGARIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

Hungary

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPORTS

Croatia

RESEARCH PROMOTION FOUNDATION

Cyprus

TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CR

Czechia

EUROCENTER. MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Denmark

SIHTASUTUS ARCHIMEDES

Estonia

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (DLR), PROJEKTTRÄGER IM DLR

Germany

NATIONAL DOCUMENTATION CENTER / NHRF

Greece

SENTERNOVEM

Netherlands

THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY

Norway

INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

GABINETE DE RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS DA CIÊNCIA E DO ENSINO SUPERIOR

Portugal

F M MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY

Romania

JAVNA AGENCIJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA PODJETNISTVO IN TUJE INVESTICIJE

Slovenia

RED DE FUNDACIONES UNIVERSIDAD EMPRESA

Spain

THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY FOR INNOVATION SYSTEMS

Sweden

THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF TURKEY

Turkey

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK AGENCY LTD

United Kingdom

BETA TECHNOLOGY LTD

United Kingdom

GIS-TRANSFERCENTER FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCE, COMENIUS UNIVERSITY IN BRATISLAVA - THE CENTER OF PROJECT COOPERATION CPS+

Slovakia

AGENCIA DE INOVACAO - INOVACAO EMPRESARIAL E TRANSFERENCIA DE TECHNOLOGIA, S.A.

Portugal

MATIMOP,ISRAELI INDUSTRY CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Israel

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 37292

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 430 214

  • EU contribution

    € 1 430 214

Coordinated by:

ÖSTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFÖRDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria