Knowledge Based Bio-Economy


SMEs that participate in our research projects at European level profit from numerous benefits, such as:

  • finding new business partners and exploring new markets at European and global level;
  • building new capacities with new funding and with access to new markets; and
  • getting up-to-date knowledge from other partners when participating in a project.

SMEs play a crucial role in promoting innovation. Besides creating a significant number of jobs in Europe, they have more flexible business structures and more direct contacts with the market place. All this gives them an important role in bringing innovative solutions to markets in flexible ways. Therefore, it is indispensable to ensure their strong involvement in our research projects.

Opportunities for SMEs in FP7 research, Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology

Research for the benefit of SMEs

Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology: Opportunities for 2011