WHAT IS KETGATE?


Enhancing SME competitiveness through improved access to Key Enabling Technologies

Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are drivers of innovation and set important impetus for an intelligent and sustainable economic growth in Europe in order to ensure the future viability of our society. However, there are major differences in access for SMEs to KETs within Europe. These are particularly evident in many Central European countries where a suitable infrastructure for KETs is still insufficiently available.

The KETGATE project, coordinated by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), connects business support organisations (BSO) and research institutes (RTO) in order to help SMEs accessing high-level technology for advanced materials, photonics and micro-& nano-electronics in the areas of transport, health and food.


For this purpose, a contact point is set up at each partner location which offers advice to SMEs towards KET application. In pilot projects, jointly developed service models offer selected companies the concrete application of KETs through cross-border cooperation. In total, the network of smart access points will support at least 90 SMEs from Central European regions as well as at least 15 transnational pilot cooperation agreements.

Besides, contractual obligations will be made with 20 other organisations to expand and to strengthen the network. Thus, the project will not only contribute to the competitiveness of SMEs in Central Europe, but also generate significant change for the entire region by supporting regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3).


 



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11.2017

NEWS

REGIONAL STAKEHOLDES WORKSHOPS

In order to collect the relevant information for defining the KET Innovation Ecosystem and assessing SME’s KET service needs, all the Project Partners are organizing  Regional Stakeholder Workshops.

AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP:
to  promote the project and involve stakeholders into the project activities,   
to collect insights and information from the stakeholders in order to better organize and set up the network of smart KET access points.

Please find on the right a list and links to the Regional Workshops.


10.2017

News

Defining the KET Innovation Ecosystem & Assessing SME’s KET service needs

The first activity foreseen in WPT1 is preparing the ground for the setting up of the transnational KET Access & Service Network through a double step approach:
1) Understand and evaluate the present KET Innovation Ecosystems and
2) Assess the SME needs in regard to KETs, at regional level.
This phase is rather critical to better understand which services could be part of the KET Access point portfolio.Partners collect individual data concerning their specific KET’s innovation ecosystem  and include the outcomes of the analysis in the Regional KET Innovation Ecosystem Profiles.
The data are collected through  QUESTIONNAIRES that are available in all project languages - please find the links on the right.

11.2017

CALL TO ACTION!

SMEs SURVEY 

The aim of the survey is to identify SMEs barriers and needs for transnational KET service provision. Questionnaires are available in 8 PPs languages versions. Please click on the Links below: 

GERMANY
ITALY
CZECH REPUBLIC
POLAND
AUSTRIA
CROATIA
HUNGARY
SLOVENIA

Project Duration

Start Date

01.07.2017

End Date

31.08.2020

Project Partners

PROJECT PARTNERS

KETGATE in NUmbers

8

Project Partners

8

Countries

2.02

Project Budget in MLN

1.66

ERDF Funding in MLN

contacts