Growing efforts to assist SMEs to exploit R&D collaborative projects

Growing efforts to assist SMEs to exploit R&D collaborative projects

Originally submitted by Anthony Walker
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
CAPACITIES: SMEs

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2000-2005

Weak Signal's description 
Handbooks aimed directly at SMEs are available to assist SMEs to maximise the benefits of involvement of participating in collaborative R&D projects. SMEs could begin to take the lead in new innovative product and process development as their flexible approach and new knowledge allows them to prioritise work and exploit results more effectively, and encourage further participation.