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Key Performance Factor Assessment and Valorisation for Successful EU-Project Participation of innovative SMEs in the Area of Health

 

 

Date / Duration

2008-2011, 36 months

Funding

7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission (FP7); Coordination and support action (Supporting)

Budget

829'163 €

Partners

7 companies and universities from 6 countries 

 

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Description

What are the key factors for a successful participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in EU-funded research projects? The KAPPA-Health projects tried to answer this question, in particular for SMEs in the health domain. The ten most important factors have been identified within this study by means of questionnaires and interviews with the most successful SMEs.

In addition, the KAPPA-Health project supported SMEs in the acquisition of additional funding, from public research programmes as well as from private investors. The project team included seven participants - five of of them are SMEs themselves - and was coordinated by the Belgium SME Euro Top. The consortium complemented each other ideally with their knowledge in the area of Framework Programmes, managerial issues, financial market and awareness of the challenges that SMEs are facing in their perspective of achieving commercial success out of their research results.

Download here the KAPPA-Health report “The Voice of Biomedical SMEs: Performance Factors in Moving from Research to Market” and learn more about the results of the study.

Tasks EUrelations AG

EUrelations contributed substantially to the development of the project idea and the preparation of the successful proposal. EUrelations itself was partner in the project and leader of two work packages.