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Networking of national / regional funding and innovation organisations for the involvement of SMEs in technology-based innovation clusters in Europe

Networking of national / regional funding and innovation organisations for the involvement of SMEs in technology-based innovation clusters in Europe

Objective

The global objective of the INNET project is to strengthen interactions and cooperation between national, regional and European innovation funding schemes in order to develop SME-targeted activities within European Technology Clusters. This will be done by investigating the mechanisms to promote technology transfer and take up activities (acquisition) by SMEs in the European Member States related to these clusters by launching common Calls for proposals. The INNET project will after one year be able to launch a common Pilot call for proposals and a subsequent call before project end.

INNET has 4 specific objectives related to the identification of common issues:
- To produce a State-of-the-art of regional and national innovation schemes and technology cluster policies and programmes in the 9 participating countries
- To identify and analyze common strategic issues in the area of regional and national innovation schemes and technology cluster policies and programmes.
- To design a Pilot call for a cross-border innovation / technology transfer scheme in favour of SMEs
- To implement the Pilot call. From the analysis of the call results, design, prepare and implement a second call (or calls) for proposals INNET has 3 objectives related to the embedding of the project in its wider context
- To establish and implement efficient internal and external communication systems for the project
- To ensure the relevance and sustainability of the project by associating, throughout the project's life-time, a High Level Expert Group
- To identify new partners and prepare the follow-up of the project The consortium consists of 19 partners, of which 8 national and 11 regional organizations, from 9 European countries, amongst which 2 organizations from a new Member State.
They total an approximate amount of 1153 m per annum of funding for innovation and technology transfer schemes or programmes specifically targeting SMEs.

Coordinator

OSEO INNOVATION

Address

Avenue Du GÉNÉRal Leclerc, 27-31
Maisons-Alfort Cedex

France

Administrative Contact

Michel GANOOTE (Mr)

Participants (18)

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VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH

Germany

PERA INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL

Spain

DIRECCION GENERAL DE POLITICA DE LA PEQUENA Y MEDIANA EMPRESA

Spain

INNOVATIONSBRON AB

Sweden

HELLENIC ORGANIZATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES AND HANDICRAFT SA

Greece

POLISH AGENCY FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Poland

INSTITUUT VOOR DE AANMOEDIGING VAN INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE IN VLAANDEREN

Belgium

CITY OF GRENOBLE

France

AGENCIA VASCA DE LA INNOVACION- BERRIKUNTZAREN EUSKAL AGENTZIA

Spain

ZUKUNFTSAGENTUR BRANDENBURG GMBH

Germany

TSB INNOVATIONSAGENTUR BERLIN GMBH

Germany

CITY OF DRESDEN

Germany

EAST MIDLANDS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

United Kingdom

SVILUPPO ITALIA TOSCANA S.C.P.A.

Italy

VENETO INNOVAZIONE S.P.A.

Italy

MAZOWIECKIE VOIVODSHIP

Poland

CONSEIL RÉGIONAL D'ILE-DE-FRANCE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 38877

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-INNOVATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 216 118

  • EU contribution

    € 2 216 118

Coordinated by:

OSEO INNOVATION

France