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Latest SME call produces 669 proposals from 31 countries

Facts & Figures

The third call for proposals on Research for SMEs (Call FP7-SME-2010-1) closed on 3 December 2009. The call garnered 669 proposals from 31 different countries. A total of 23% of all proposal coordinators came from Spain, 16% from the UK, 12% from Italy and 10% from Germany.


The full list of applying coordinators is shown below:


The full list of applying coordinators


Research for the benefit of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of European SMEs by assisting them in outsourcing research. It wishes to help SMEs contribute to the development of new technology-based products and markets by increasing research efforts, extending networks, and acquiring further knowledge and learning to better exploit research results.

Evaluation of the 669 proposals will run from January to February 2010, and the results will be announced in Issue 8 of SME Update.



Report on SME Participation in FP7

Report on SME Participation in FP7 Cover

The aim of this report is to monitor the participation of SMEs in the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7).

The Commission is required to pay special attention to the funding for SMEs under the Cooperation Programme, following the target in the Decision establishing FP7.

This Report includes an analysis of SME participation rates across the themes of the Cooperation Programme and of the EC contribution to SMEs in FP7 Grant Agreements (GAs) signed before 1 October 2009.
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