Economic and Technological Intelligence Action for SME’s in Maritime
A European project sponsored by the European Commission under the 5th
Framework Programme comprising a consortium of 21 co-operating partners
from 11 European Member states.
ETISMAR is about enabling small and medium sized enterprizes (SME’s)
from the European maritime industries to participate in and benefit from
the European Framework Programme for Research and Development, especially
the CRAFT programme.
The SMEs invited to participate and benefit from ETISMAR
support measures are suppliers of the shipyards, the shipping industry,
the port industry (equipment and services suppliers) and small shipyards.
The overall objectives of the project are :
- To INFORM all maritime SME companies in the selected
countries and the concerned technical areas of the opportunities for
EU supported collaborative RTD projects.
- To UNDERSTAND & ANTICIPATE the market and technological
needs and interests of SMEs in this context ; this being based
on the RTD priorities of the maritime transport chain, already organised.
- To ENCOURAGE the SMEs to share their common interests
and to work together to improve their competitive positions.
- To HELP the interested SMEs to PREPARE PROPOSALS for
Exploratory AWARDS ; CRAFT or other Community RTD programmes.
In order to fulfill these objectives ETISMAR will deliver:
- A DATABASE of about 2000 SMEs in the maritime industry sector
with information on their products, business positions and needs for
technological development or innovation.
- A LIST OF RTD SUBJECTS WITH POSSIBLE INTERESTED SMEs.
Workshops organised on a strategic basis across EUROPE will allow
exploring the level of attention of concerned SME’s on a certain number
of RTD priorities of the maritime transport chain ; a list will
summarise these priorities and corresponding SMEs interested by each
- A WEB SITE including an «ideas market place»,
allowing interested SMEs on a given RTD topics to explore possible co-operation.
- A LIST OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from individual SMEs
to use RTD means for their development needs.
- DRAFTS OF PROPOSALS
a maximum of 35 drafts projects applying for Exploratory Awards or foreseen
for submission directly to the CRAFT programme or other FP5 programmes
prepared with the active help of ETISMAR