The general objective of this grant theme is to enhance the cooperation between ICT service providers and SMEs, with a view to improve the availability of e-business solutions specifically adapted to the needs of SMEs. The duration of actions co-financed under this grant theme should not exceed 12 months. The ultimate beneficiaries of this action are the European SMEs, which would be given a greater choice of e-business solutions and thus would be allowed to fully reap the benefits of e-business processes, and participate in the eEconomy. This grant theme is part of the 2005 Grants Work Programme of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate General.