CORNET is a network of ministries and funding agencies in Europe which are owners or managers of national and regional funding programmes for collective research between Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), their associations and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) across Europe. Against the background of growing competition in global markets, CORNET supports SMEs in their transnational innovation activities, helps them to acquire technological know-how, extend their networks across Europe and bridge the gap between research and innovation.
Project consortia led by organisations like associations, clusters, federations or ad hoc groupings of industrial enterprises - especially SMEs - from at least 2 different CORNET countries are invited to submit proposals for joint collective research projects.
What does CORNET for you ?
Twice a year CORNET issues calls for proposals for transnational cooperation projects in the field of collective research and technological development for the benefit of SMEs. The calls follow a bottom-up approach, i.e. research topics are not pre-defined and can be decided by applicants themselves. Funding is made available through national and regional programmes according to the ERA-NET principle. CORNET enables consortia of SMEs, SME associations and research organisations from at least 2 European countries to work together in transnational projects. Thus the CORNET calls for proposals are in an intermediate position between SME support at national / regional and European level.
More information on the call here : http://cornet-era.net/index.php?seite=introduction_19&navigation=6561&ka...