Thanks to our Partners from the RTO and SME institutions we were able to fulfill the KETGATE Project mission, which was to strengthen the regional innovation capacity in Central Europe through the transnational network where companies have access to KETs independent of their location and language. The network expanded from 8 KETGATE points and 3 RTOs to 10 KETGATE points and 20 RTOs from Central Europe. This growth shows the potential for providing KET services to SMEs, opening the door to the full expansion of the KETGATE network in Central Europe.
WITH THE PROJECT
Provide information about the KETs potential
and keep SMEs updated and aware
TRANSNATIONAL ROUND TABLE OF STAKEHOLDERS FOR DEVELOPING RTO-SME AND RTO-RTO COOPERATION AN ELABORATING COMMON ACTION PLANS SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED
Support transnational collaboration
between research and business
Application for EU Calls enables RTOs to provide R&D services
to SMEs and should be continued
Action Plan for a CE-wide smart KET Access
& Service Network- and beyond
Report ON targeted event in Brussels
Targeted transfer of tools to Enterprise Europe Network
starting of the operation of the newly launched network
Reports on roundtables with regional POLICY stakeholders
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the Brokerage Event will not take place in Budapest.
Instead we will offer all registered participants a virtual environment where you can safely have your meetings with Central European SMEs and RTOs.
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Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are drivers of innovation and set important impetus for an intelligent and sustainable economic growth in Europe in order to ensure the future viability of our society. However, there are major differences in access for SMEs to KETs within Europe. These are particularly evident in many Central European countries where a suitable infrastructure for KETs is still insufficiently available.
The KETGATE project, coordinated by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), connects business support organisations (BSO) and research institutes (RTO) in order to help SMEs accessing high-level technology for advanced materials, photonics and micro-& nano-electronics in the areas of transport, health and food.
For this purpose, a contact point is set up at each partner location which offers advice to SMEs towards KET application. In pilot projects, jointly developed service models offer selected companies the concrete application of KETs through cross-border cooperation. In total, the network of smart access points will support at least 90 SMEs from Central European regions as well as at least 15 transnational pilot cooperation agreements.
Besides, contractual obligations will be made with 20 other organisations to expand and to strengthen the network. Thus, the project will not only contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs in Central Europe, but also generate significant change for the entire region by supporting regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3).
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The National Cluster Association (NCA) brings together a range of organisations and individuals to coordinate sustainable development of cluster initiatives and to support the evolution of cluster policy in the Czech Republic by concentrating knowledge, experience and expertise – all with the ultimate goal of strengthening the competitiveness of the Czech Republic as a whole.
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TERA Tehnopolis is a joint-venture of the Josip J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, the City of Osijek and the Osijek-Baranja County. The activities of the Centre especially focus on the development of knowledge-based economy implementing significantly improved technologies (products, services and processing), including the commercialization of publicly funded research conducted by the university and the protection of intellectual property.
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Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. Subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.
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