SETTING UP THE NETWORK
- The Starter Kit is the complete service package that the KETGATE Point puts at the disposal of SMEs and RTOs to provide them with innovation services.
- It offers SMEs qualified support to apply KETs in their own business successfully. At the same time, it supports RTOs to increase their visibility and connects them with companies and other KETs providers.
The dedicated services for companies are -Evaluates your innovation capacity Facilitates your cooperation with RTO Provides you with information on RTO services Provides you with information on funding schemes
The dedicated services for Research Technology Organisations are Promotes your latest developments and service Connects you with SMEs across Europe Strengthens your cooperation with other RTOs across Europe Provides you with information on funding schemes
Piloting the network
The operational deliverable of the KETGATE services were tested with pilot projects. Within this, SMEs that so far had low access to KET services received support from high competent KET-providers to help them solve their technological challenges
Furthermore, many KET-providers in our network worked together in joint transnational projects and a CE-wide partnership started, which ensure a future broader service provision capacity for SMEs within the KETGATE network.
the project provided six promotional and informational videos showing the details of the pilot actions, their effects and impact on the further development of the company's product/service on the market.
PARDAM, s. r. o. Czech Republic
MaterialScan Ltd., Italy
Balmar d.o.o., SLovenia
Phoenix d.o.o., Croatia
Technometall Kft, Hungary
RTO services for SMEs
KETGATE developed various tools to facilitate international cooperation between RTOs and SMEs. The toolbox includes support for the matchmaking, i.e., KETGATE platform and brokerage, organizational support, i.e., contract templates for international multi-stakeholder projects and promotion, i.e., through success stories.
In the document below 5 tools are exemplary presented. Members of the KETGATE network have access to the complete toolset with over 20 innovation support tools. KETGATE, with the help of this toolbox, enables transnational service provision for SME through RTOs forefront in KET.
Mainstreaming the network
Virtual brokerage event
In May 2020 we organized brokerage event in order to connect SMEs with Research and Technology Organizations in the field of Key Enabling Technologies. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the brokerage event took place online: https://ketgate-central-europe-brokerage-event.b2match.io/
318 participants from 23 countries registered to the event. You can find more information about the organization and statistics here
Action Plan for a CE-wide KETGATE Network - and beyond
In last part of the project, the KETGATE network was open for new members in order to expand it. Several new Business Support Organizations and Research and Technology Organizations have joined it. In order to expand and strengthen the network we have prepared an action plan. You can find it here
Recommendations for qualification measures targeting RTO
This document provides recommendations to Research and Technology Organisations (RTO), regional policy and the European Commission (EC) towards qualification of further RTO to be able to integrate them to the KET technology Inventory. You can find it here