EPoSS Position Paper: SMEs in European Programmes

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EPoSS represents the Smart Systems community and hence also acts as the voice of SMEs, particularly high-tech SMEs. Correspondingly this position paper describes view of EPoSS concerning the crucial determinants for future funding schemes in Europe with respect to significantly increasing the participation in future of high-tech SMEs which offer excellent skills and equipment relative to their size and are fully capable of performing ambitious R&D activities.

We are happy to present the results of the discussion on the issue of creating better conditions for participation of SMEs in European programmes with the Smart Systems community. They are summarised in the attached EPoSS document entitled “The 12 Commandments for Successful SME R&D Funding”.

You can read the document here.