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The 2009 call for applications for the FP7 Capacities Work Programme: Research for the Benefit of SMEs is now open.
Funding available: It is proposed to use €136.84 million of the FP7 budget for the Research for SMEs call.
Closing date: 3rd December 2009
Project activity Research for the Benefit of SMEs funding provides financial support to SMEs for outsourcing research and technological development, with the view of acquiring intellectual property rights – preferably ownership, of the project results.
The scheme follows a bottom-up approach, meaning that it can be carried out in the entire field of science and technology. FP7 support targets projects that aim to create new knowledge or achieve results with a clear exploitation potential to improve or develop new products, processes or services which meet the needs of the participating SMEs. This scheme is not a suitable instrument to solve short-term technological problems, but can assist companies in acquiring technological know-how and accessing international networks for their medium to long-term business development.
At least 3 SME participants (from three different Member States or Associated countries) and 2 Research & Technological Development (RTD) performers (independent from any other participant) are required.
Further information: Full call details are now on the CORDIS web site
Please contact the European Office if you require further information on this or any other European funding streams.