Calls for tender :: Research intensive high-tech SMEs in high-risk multidisciplinary ICT research
Research intensive high-tech SMEs in high-risk multidisciplinary ICT research
Deadline: 22 July 2009
(10/06/2009) The study will look at the present as well as the potential future roles of high-tech SMEs in long-term interdisciplinary and transformative research such as undertaken in the FET (future and emerging technologies) objective of the ICT theme. It will also address their role in the take-up and exploitation of the results of such research. The study will use quantitative and qualitative data on research intensive high-tech SMEs across Europe, complemented with case studies and a comparison with non-European policies in this area. The study will also formulate recommendations on measures and initiatives on how to stimulate High-Tech SMEs to take on these roles. Throughout the study a strong involvement of stakeholders should lead to ideas for future initiatives that are widely supported.