From 01.11.2009 to 31.12.2011
MaPEeR SME ('Making Progress and Economic enhancement a Reality for SMEs') main aim was to acquire comprehensive insight into the design, implementation and impact of existing SME research and innovation programmes and initiatives at EU, national and regional level and convey it in the most appropriate way to SME stakeholders and policy-makers.
A series of national and international events involved two main target groups, namely the SME stakeholders and also the SMEs in the activities of the project by collecting their views and needs, analysing the received information and finally giving feed-back to them, EC entities as well as the policy makers and SME stakeholders.
RCP role: partner
More information about the project: http://mapeer-sme.eu
From 01.05.2008 to 31.01.2011
The aim of the Star-Net Transport project was to be the first step towards the development of a consolidated structure to support the participation of European SMEs in Sustainable Surface Transport activities, building on the knowledge, tools and services developed within some of the most relevant FP6-SUSTDEV support actions over the recent years and in future FP7-SST-SSAs projects.
The project goals were to strengthening the competitiveness of Surface Transport SMEs:
By increasing their participation in the EU programmes.
By fostering their innovation activity.
By proving an Innovation Service Provider based on collaborative network at European level.
The project objectives:
Identify the barriers to SME participation in SST collaborative projects.
Identify potential cooperation partnerships through Technological Audits.
Build SMEs profiles to involve them on the supply chains of transport key players.
Implement a full range of Services and Tools for SMEs.
Facilitate the participation of SMEs in FP7.
Analyze and disseminate existing RTD results.
Prepare a contribution for the next Research Agenda.
Create a Self-sustainable Plan for the continuation of the network after 2010.
RCP role: key partner
From 01.06.2008 to 30.11.2008
RESNITERS project main objective was to change the image of scientists in the society by means of the European Researchers’ Night. On 26th Sept. 2008 - during the event researchers were active participants and animators showing themselves not only as laboratory people but mainly as ordinary ones playing with kids, talking to youngsters etc. RESNITERS brought researchers closer to the society by presenting in a practical
way how important is the science in a daily life. Shows and workshops were the ideal means for reaching the audience of all ages with the message of attractiveness of science. Around 50.000 people took part in the Researchers’ Night 2008.
RCP role: coordinator
More information about the project: http://www.nocnaukowcow.pl
RCP as a coordinator in FP6 PROJECTS
From 01.09.2005 to 30.11.2007
TranSMEs was an European initiative targeted at transport and environment sector, which objective was to inform and support accession countries (ACC) and new member states researchers and entrepreneurs in the FP6 participation. Numerous activities were planned leading to innovation and research cooperation development in Europe.
All Project Partners, offered help in proposal writing to those institutions which after taking advantage of the information day, workshops decided to participate in the Sixth Framework Programme. After publishing open call for submitting draft project proposals, Project Partners assisted winners to create consortium and to fill in Part A and B of the proposal. Project Partners helped other participants to find partners
or running projects to join in.
Researchers and entrepreneurs from New Member States and candidate countries dealing with transport and environment sector had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the European Commission actions in this field as well as to establish new cooperation contacts with foreign research institutions and firms with a view to successfully apply for the European funds for research and technological development.
From 15.09.2003 to 14.02.2005
The project aim was to promote among the researchers and industry operating in the New Member States (NMS) and Associated Candidate Countries (ACC) food sector the participation in the EU 6th Framework Programme research and development projects.
In order to improve the present situation the series of information days in different NMS and ACC was organized. Each NMS and ACC partner conducted one info-day and is carrying out the action of potential partners profiles collection. During these info-days the researchers, enterprises, including SMEs representing the food sector familiarized themselves with the results of EU and research projects and with current issues of research
and industry in NMS and ACC and with the FP6 participating opportunities. The Old Member States project partners role was to identify the potential partners interested in cooperation with NMS and ACC research institutions and companies.
From 1.05.2004 to 30.06.2005
Main objective of the project was to stimulate participation of the New Member States and Associated Candidate Countries in NMP Priority projects by the means of a partnering event and specific workshops. The event took place under a name of “Science for economy” organised by Poznań Science and Technology Park during International Fair of Industrial Technologies and Investement Goods, which took place in Poznan in June 2004. The
event comprised: info-day presenting up-to-date practical information on the calls and research topics of “Nanotechnology and nanosciences, knowledge based multifunctional materials, new production processes and devices” priority; presentation of achievements of chosen European projects (seminar, posters, stands); pre-arranged meetings of potential partners; workshop on how to write to a FP6 proposal. In autumn took place series 3 info – days workshops dedicated to the issues relevant for proposers.
From 15.09.2003 to 14.02.2005
This was an European initiative targeted at food industry, which objective was to inform and support accession countries (ACC) researchers and entrepreneurs in the FP6 participation. Numerous activitiese were planned leading to innovation and research cooperation development in Europe. POLFOOD organised series of 5 practical workshops directed to enterprises and research organisations in food sector.
RCP as a partner in FP6 PROJECTS
Pl-MoC - Polish Network of Mobility Information Centres
From 1.02.2004 to 31.01.2007
Since 2004 the Regional Contact Point in Poznan runs the Regional Mobility Information Centre. The Centre is created for researchers from the Wielkopolskie and Lubuskie voivodships.
Our Centre offers information for researchers who want to work abroad. The information is suitable for the polish researchers living Poland as well for the foreign researchers coming to our country. Beside the information on work possibilities, fellowships also the information on necessary formalities for temporary stay is available. We have a help-desk for these researchers, mostly for the incoming ones.
The Network of the Polish Mobility Information Centres was a part of the European Network of Mobility Information Centres. The project in Poland was co-financed by the European Commission and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The Network continues its activity as EURAXESS Services Network and our Regional Mobility Centre works as a EURAXESS Service Centre for Mobile Researchers.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/
From 1.01.2006 to 31.12.2007
FOOD INNOVATION NETWORK EUROPE (FINE) was a network of European food regions joining forces to encourage innovation and cooperation to make Europe more competitive in world food markets. FINE developed strategies to bring in more investment in Research and Technological Development (RTD). The network was aimed at encouraging European, national and regional policies to promote increased investment in R&D and innovation
in the food sector leading to a more competitive European food industry. The FINE network developed opportunities for interregional cooperation between food regions in Europe. FINE bound stakeholders from companies, research institutes, policy makers and several regional networks. Agri food clusters taking part in FINE include: East Netherlands (Food Valley); Scotland; Flanders (Belgium); Rogaland (Norway); Wielkopolska (Poland); Emilia-Romagna (Italy); Castilla y León (Spain); Öresund (Denmark and
Fine Objectives was to develop strategies and policies enhancing investments for creating competitive and innovative regional clusters with growing rates of RTD investment by mobilisation of relevant stakeholders across the value chain including policy makers, and to develop a sustainable collaborative RTD Action Programme with a view of contributing to the realisation of Lisbon strategy.
From 1.07.2004 to 30.06.2006
The REGinNET project was proposed by consortium of 19 partners – 13 Regional Contact Points from 6 Accession Candidate Countries and 6 experienced organization National Contact Points and FP6 advisory organizations from EU Member States.
The project comprises a complementary set of actions addressed to regions in Associated Candidate Countries in order to enhance the participation of regions in FP6 in IP, NoEs, STREPS, CRAFT, Mobility projects, etc.
The Project proceeded in 3 lines interrelated to each other, 2 of them were focused on improvement of the competencies of the organizations being contact points on regional level by networking and training with assistance of experienced organizations from European Union, setting individual contacts by means of fellowships and organizing information days and brokerage events.
The specific objectives of the project were: networking of Contact Points to transfer knowledge and experiences between partners; staff exchange to establish bilateral collaboration; raising awareness in the regions performed as a set of events in each of 13 ACC regions.