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Final Report - TECARE (Transregional Cooperative Platform for Competitiveness in Meat Research and SMEs)

Project ID: 16121
Funded under: FP6-FOOD


This is the final report for the 'Transregional cooperative platform for competitiveness in meat research and SMEs' (Tecare) which envisaged experimenting a novel methodology for fostering the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participation in European research Framework Programmes through a bottom-up approach.

The report covers the initial stages when the activities were planned to set-up a network of geographical working groups (GWG) of SMEs animated by local technology mediators in five European regions. However, the report emphasises that after the project, it will continue to act on European level, as interface between SMEs and public research players and between the public policies research strategies and the research needs of involved SMEs.

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