This policy paper reviews the experience of SMEs concerning their participation in the Information Society Technologies (IST) programme within the sixth framework programme for research and development (FP6, 2002-2006).
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This Paper is produced by the “EPRI-start” and “Finance-NMS-IST” Projects. Any views expressed in this paper are the authors own and are not necessarily endorsed by the Commission or the other Finance-NMS-IST partners.
The aim and purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of the framework programme SME issues, and not to give legally binding advice. Empirica and EFPConsulting endeavour to deliver a high level service; notwithstanding this, no guarantee can be given on the correctness or completeness of the information provided and neither the European Commission, the Finance-NMS-IST project partners, the EPRI-start partners nor EFPConsulting or Empirica are responsible or may be held accountable for any loss suffered as a result of this paper. Any information given does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.