Involving private sector/SMEs in research cooperation. Christian Lister Montenegro November 11 th 2010. Attraction. Q - How to attract SMEs into research and how to cooperate with FP7 and other instruments? A – Let them know you exist. The Gateway.
Involving private sector/SMEs in research cooperation
November 11th 2010
Q - How to attract SMEs into research and how to cooperate with FP7 and other instruments?
A – Let them know you exist.
7th Research Framework Programme (FP7). It has a budget of €50.5 billion for the period from 2007-13, with €1.3 billion reserved exclusively for small businesses.
At the launch of FP7 the EC did everything right –
Q - Have you ever heard of FP7?
A – only 9 respondents said yes
8 of the 9 believed it was ‘something to do with academia’
Proactive dissemination ?
…..finally found the information AND
I want to engage……..
we are looking at the use of Stevia by SMEs. Stevia is a sugar substitute but some 300 times sweeter and has no calories. At the instigation of my Greek colleague and through Genesis we have identified a research organisation in UK to complement the Greek University. Coordination is being done by our German colleagues who have experience in applying for FP7 monies.
Why should SMEs invest in research?