Framework Programme 7 (FP7) presents fresh opportunities for SMEs to engage with major European players and form lasting relationships. This series of seminars will provide the opportunity for the delegate to hear first hand from experienced framework participants and an experienced proposal evaluator along with the opportunity to network amongst their industry and peers.
The next call for Proposals for FP7 Capacities, Research for the Benefit of Associations Programme will be opening on 5th September 2008 with a call closure date for the first stage on the 18th December 2008 at 17:00 hours (Brussels Time).
There is ~ EUR97 million allocated for this next call.
- Any subject may be addressed
- Project value – EUR1.5 to EUR4.0 million
- Project duration – 2 to 3 years
- Active exploitation of opportunities by Association members
- IP held by SME Associations
- SME’s / SME Associations ~75% funding
- Research Providers ~ 100% funding
Enterprise Ireland provides financial assistance towards the development of an FP7 proposal via a Feasibility Grant and also assistance for Academics via Travel and Co-ordinator Grants.
This is a free information event (half day event, morning only) and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Teas /coffees will be provided.
Schedule – Seminars will be held in:
1st – Galway – Thursday the 11th of September at the Clayton Hotel
2nd – Cork – Wednesday the 24th of September at the Silver Springs Hotel
3rd – Dublin – Friday the 26th of September at the Crowne Plaza, Santry
4th – Belfast – date to be defined (this location will provide opportunities to connect with N.I. partners)
To register your interest for this free event, please e-mail:
Please Note: – When registering, please include your name, company name or the name of your institution, telephone number, email address and the location of the seminar you wish to attend.
Your National Contact Point and National Delegate is:
Mr. Sean Burke
Research For The Benefit Of SMEs
Framework Programme 7 – National Delegate / National Contact Point
4500 Atlantic Avenue
Westpark Business Campus
T:+353 61 429948
M:+353 87 953 4606