In collaboration with COTEC (the Portuguese association of high-growth and innovative enterprises), Innovayt has conducted an intensive training programme on European Research Collaboration for SMEs. The overall aim was to provide the SME participants with examples of successful collaboration – and through these illustrations, to increase the number of Portuguese participants in the EUs research programme for SMEs.
At the heart of the training session was a series of practical tips on preparing successful applications for the 7th Framework Programme’s specific SME scheme. Traditionally, companies in Portugal have been less active in the EU framework programmes - compared to companies in other European countries. Through the training modules, COTEC raises interest and awareness on funding possibilities and makes the opportunities more accessible by preparing the companies for the application writing process.
More than 20 companies across sectors participated in the seminar and interactive work sessions.