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Supported by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

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European SME Week, 15-21 October 2012

This campaign promotes enterprise across Europe and is taking place in 37 countries, so events and activities – national, regional or local – will be as close as possible to existing and potential entrepreneurs. >> More...


Final Workshop – 'Impact of innovation support measures in SMEs of traditional sectors: Results of GPrix project', 28 February 2012, ENEA, Brussels, Belgium

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Final Workshop – 'Impact of innovation support measures in SMEs of traditional sectors: Results of GPrix project', 28 February 2012, ENEA, Brussels, Belgium

In this workshop, the GPrix project will present the final conclusions of the study and will provide recommendations to refine future research and innovation support programmes.


GPrix validation event – 'Supporting SME innovation in traditional manufacturing industry', 23 February 2012, Staffordshire University, UK

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GPrix Consortium Meeting, 17-19 January 2012, Staffordshire University, UK

Joint Workshop MaPEeR SME - RAPPORT - GPrix, 24 November 2011, Magdeburg, Germany

A high-level experts meeting – Analysis of the Innovation and R&D support measures for SMEs of Saxony-Anhalt.

Joint meeting of Rapport, GPrix and MaPEeR, 7 October 2011, ENEA, Brussels, Belgium

SME Conference, 5-6 October 2011, Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium

MaPEeR SME will present the project's results and the European Experts' Panel recommendations to enhance the aprticipation of SMEs in RTDI programmes at a two day SME conference.

The event will include the 'MaPEeR European Experts' Panel on Research by SMEs (EEP-SME)' (5 October) and a conference on 'Making Progress and Economic Enhancement a Reality for SMEs: New Approaches Towards RTDI Programmes' (6 October). The sessions are hosted at the Committee of Regions (101 Rue Belliard, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium).

The latter session includes a presentation on and validation of the results of the GPrix project.

The event is also part of the European SME week 2011, a series of events to promote enterprise across Europe which will take place from 3-9 October in several different countries.

Agendas for both sessions

Participation both sessions is free of charge but registration by 20 September is necessary.


Day Event: Measures to support R & D ... Do they work?, 23 September 2011, Velencia, Spain

Presentations on 'Measures to improve the participation of SMEs in R & D', 'OPIDI-CV Project Office' and 'GPrix - results of an investigation into the effectiveness of measures to support innovation in traditional sectors of Valencia'.

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GPrix Consortium Meeting, 22-24 June 2011, Fraunhofer-Forum, Berlin, Germany

German Joint EU-Project Workshop, 3 May 2011, Magdeburg, Germany

Exchange of experiences (focus: methodology) with the EU-Projects DISTRICT+, GPrix, IPP, MAPEER-SME, PERIA and Rapport together with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Saxony-Anhalt.

GPrix Consortium Meeting, 12-13 January 2011, Porto, Portugal

Europe INOVA Conference 2010, 27-29 October 2010, Liege, Belgium

The conference made during the Belgian presidency of the EU, will focus on "Addressing Societal Challenges through Entrepreneurship and Innovation" discussing policy priorities for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and reflecting on how innovation can support the transition towards a resource efficient and competitive economy.

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E-Challenges, 27-29 October 2010, Warsaw, Poland

This is the 20th in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 650 delegates from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt and good practice in the areas of e-Infrastructures, ICT for Networked Enterprise & RFID, e-Government & e-Democracy, e-Health, Collaborative Working Environments, Living Labs, Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage, Technology Enhanced Learning, Intelligent Content & Semantics, High Performance Computing Applications, Security and Identity Management and Mobility. The goal of e-2010 is to stimulate rapid take-up of Research and Technology Development (RTD) results by industry and in particular SMEs, and help open up the European Research Area (ERA) to the rest of the world. GPrix partners held a workshop in the conference and there is a paper published out of the research work performed by the group.

Workshop 8a: Good Practices in Innovation Support Measures for SMEs, Chair: Ana Levin, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

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GPrix Consortium Meeting, 18-19 May 2010, Brussels, Belgium

Portuguese Joint Workshop MAPEER-GPrix, 28 April 2010, Oporto, Portugal

Spanish Joint Workshop MAPEER-GPrix: HIGH LEVEL EXPERTS MEETING Analysis of the Innovation and R&D support measures for SMEs of the Comunidad Valenciana, 15 April 2010, Valencia, Spain.

In the context of the MAPEER SME and GPrix FP7 projects, Rose Vision and UPVLC have jointly organized a high level experts meeting to analyze the support measures to research, development and innovation for SMEs in Valencia. In this forum, experts representing different public entities as IMPIVA, Commerce Chamber (La Cámara) or local government(Generalitat Valenciana) talked about the existing support measures with representatives of valencian SMEs. As a result of this event the organizers drew conclusions and recommendations on how to consolidate the role of SMEs in the regional, national and also European research programs.

CERÁMICA INNOVA. II Technology-Business Brokerage Event inside the International Ceramics Fair (CEVISAMA), 10-12 February 2010, Valencia, Spain

UPVLC, Spanish partner of GPrix, participated in this event with a short introductory presentation in the TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE where the program was introduced to the general public. During the TECHNOLOGY – INDUSTRIAL MEETINGS several SMEs in the traditional sector of ceramics were approached in order to explain the project in detail and ask their future cooperation and participation.

GPrix Consortium Meeting, 26-27 February 2010, Brussels, Belgium

GPrix Kick-off Meeting, 10 December 2010, Valencia, Spain