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.
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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.