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Impact assessment of the SME-specific measures of the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes

Impact assessment of the SME-specific measures of the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes for Research on their SME target groups outsourcing research.

The objective of the study was to provide a well-founded evidence-based social and economic impact assessment, both qualitatively and quantitatively, of the SME-specific measures of the Fifth (FP5) and Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) for Research, Technological development and Demonstration activities on the SMEs and SME Associations (both the SME core group and other SME members) outsourcing research. The measures being evaluated were the CRAFT projects and the pilot action on Collective Research in FP5 and the Co-operative and Collective Research programmes in FP6.

Client: European Commission, Directorate General  Research, 2009-2010.

Partners: IDEA COSULT (BE); ECORYS (NL); ECOTEC (UK)

 
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