Call for proposals for specific support actions involving SMEs

December 18, 2003

Brussels, 17 Dec 2003

The European Commission has published a call for proposals in the area of 'specific support actions' under the Sixth Framework Programme's 'horizontal research activities involving small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)' activity. This is one of the areas covered by the 'integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme.

Cooperative research projects may address any research topic across the whole field of science and technology covered by Article 163 of the EC Treaty.

This call seeks to launch specific support actions aimed at improving the research and innovation capacity of SMEs by creating European added value through enhanced cooperation between the activities of national or regional bodies, or structures closely related or mandated by public authorities (for example, agencies), responsible for funding research and innovation activities amongst SMEs. The evaluation of proposals will use the standard criteria for specific support actions.

In specifying the instruments to be used in these areas, the call requests the use of specific support actions. Proposers are advised to consult the full call text at the address below in order to find out the particular instruments requested for each area.

The total indicative budget for this call is two million euro. To see the call text, please visit: http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/call_details.cf m?CALL_ID=104 Remarks: The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 6 April 2004.

Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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