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Final Report - MAPEER SME (Making Progress and Economic Enhancement a Reality for SMEs)

Project ID: 245419
Funded under: FP7-SME


This is the final report of the MAPEER SME project which was funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The aim of the project was to support programme managers of regional, national and European level research, technology development and innovation (RTDI) programmes on how to redesign their programmes in order to make them (more) attractive to SMEs. In order to be able to provide well balanced, and by the SMEs fully supported recommendations MAPEER partners implemented several activities in the 27 EU member states + in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The report shows that based on the national reports EU level analysis reports have been prepared. Three programme clusters have been identified and corresponding characteristics defined in the EU level programme report: sectoral cluster (64 programmes), SME-targeted cluster (57 programmes), open cluster (64 programmes). The report concludes that due to the characteristic of the project several communication activities have been carried out among others national workshops and 2 annual conferences were organised and emphasis has been put also on the on-line communication as well.

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