SEETechnology

SEETechnology

 

SEETechnology is a part of South East Europe (SEE) Transnational Cooperation Programme. The project is about co-operation of SEE (South East Europe) science parks for the promotion of transnational market uptake of R&D results and technologies by SMEs. It's about creating the environment for innovative entrepreneurship.

Duration: 01.10.2012 - 30.09.2014

Reference Number: SEE/D/0224/1.2/X-SEETechnology

Project website: www.seetechnology.eu

Project partners:

  • University of Maribor (Slovenia)
  • University of Graz (Austria)
  • Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (Hungary)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)
  • “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (Romania)
  • Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (Romania)
  • University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Croatian Agency for SMEs, innovations and investments (HAMAG-BICRO)
     
  • ASP 1 – Public Agency for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investment (Slovenia)
  • ASP 2 – Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (Slovakia)
  • ASP 3 – ASTER Joint Stock Consortium (Italy)
  • ASP 4 – Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency (Hungary)
  • ASP 5 – Styrian Government – Department 3, Science and Research (Austria)
  • ASP 6 – Styrian Business Development Agency (Austria)
  • OP – Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (Slovakia)

 

Summary

Challenges

The SEETechnology project responds to 3 main identified challenges:

  1. SMEs in the SEE region are especially weak in terms of innovation and access to innovation.
  2. There is a mismatch between the supply and demand of research products at local/ regional/ transnational level.
  3. University connected science park lack resources and knowledge and do not work closely with SMEs.

Therefore the main objective is to improve and develop support services to innovative SMEs provided by university based SME-support centres and science parks in order to facilitate the take-up of research ideas and products through better access to knowledge, resources and markets locally and at transnational level.

The project ultimately targets innovative SMEs, which are able to embrace research products or may be the carriers of such ideas but currently face difficulties in access to management-type knowledge, facilities and support services. The project aims at the establishment of new and durable joint transnational services, tools and frameworks and will put into practice developed and improved methods and explored good practices.

Objectives

a) Improve the market potential and entry of research-intensive and high-added value products of innovative SMEs by the development of the quality and portfolio of SME-support services at university-based SME-support centres.

b) Improve access of innovative SMEs to human and physical resources through university-based SME-support centres by pooling and registering such resources at a transnational level and mobilising new and unused resources,

c) Improve access of SMEs to research ideas and products and to services offered by universities by developing effective means of communication and publicity.

The project aims at the establishment of new and durable joint transnational services, tools and frameworks and will put into practice developed and improved methods and explored good practices.

Permanent co-operation and partnership schemes operated by SME support centres will be set up and web outreach and stakeholder platforms in the form of Innovation Labs will enhance the reach of SMEs by the centres.