MOTIVATION AND TARGET:
Key Enabling Technologies (KET) provide the basis for product innovation across multiple industrial sectors. Companies active in sectors like food, transport and healthcare make use of innovative infrastructures and technology services through regional channels. The KETGATE project brings together business support organizations (BSOs) and research and technology organizations (RTOs) from eight countries to develop and test operational models and tools linking small and medium sized companies (SMEs) with their suppliers.
KETGATE will help small and medium sized companies to access high-level technology services and thus strengthen their linkages to the relevant actors in research and technology. The project will develop starter kits and toolboxes with the aim to let the existing network grow towards a KET Innovation Ecosystem. As a result, SMEs will be able to bring smarter solutions quicker onto the market, leverage private and public investments and support the dynamic of KET know-how and application in the area of central Europe.
This project is being funded by the European Commission within the program INTERREG Central Europe.