The purpose of this document is to provide interested parties with information on the 26th IraSME call for R&D proposals. The target are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research and technology organisations (RTOs) which jointly conduct international research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI) projects.
The main objective of IraSME is to strengthen the competitive capacity of SMEs by:
increasing collaboration between SMEs from different countries,
increasing cooperation between SMEs and RTOs,
increasing cooperative and competitive capabilities of SMEs to work in international R&D networks,
supporting them in developing new products, processes or technical services that exceed the existing state of the art and have good market opportunities by lowering the economical risks.
IraSME is a follow-up initiative of a former ERA-NET by ministries and funding agencies and one of the few to continue its work even after EU-funding had expired. The network coordination is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and carried out by AiF Projekt GmbH, a project management agency of BMWi which is based in Berlin (Germany).