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Scientific Support to Key Enabling Technologies and Innovative SMEs

On 25th of April 2013, the Joint Research Center (JRC) organised a meeting on 'Scientific Support to Key Enabling Technologies and Innovative SMEs' and Sir Brian Heap, chaired the session referring to the Health sector.

The first objective of the event was to identify how KETs can best contribute to the competitiveness of three specific sectors of Health, Energy and Industrial Equipment. In addition the event aimed to identify the scientific support that SMEs need in order to integrate KETs in their innovation and business strategy.

Participants from academia, business (including SMEs), innovation intermediaries (i.e. Science Parks) and policy-making bodies discussed how collaboration between science and business, academia and industry can strengthen the role of KETs in the development of the EU industry, especially SMEs.

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