24th September 2009 – 30th June 2014
What is the project designed to do?
The KARIM project is designed to help Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in North West Europe (NWE) access innovation support and technology and make NWE more competitive by creating a network of centres across this region collaborating on technology transfer.
How do we achieve this?
New Event: Innoventure Europe - Smart Energy Systems
Every 6 months over a two-year program, starting June 27th 2012, close to 200 investors and startups meet to share, network and explore investment opportunities within a specific innovation sector. This event is for investors and innovative start ups and takes place in Paris.
The KARIM project is structured into 17 Actions which will bring together a partnership of 8 organisatons including innovation support agencies, universities, regional government agencies and SME-support organisations.
Some of the outputs of this collaborative partnership will be:
- Mapping existing support for innovation and technology transfer across NWE
- Establishing key priority markets and technology opportunities for all SME sectors in NWE
- Developing a transnational ICT-platform to harbour events, training and coaching opportunities and access to market foresight analysis.
- Implementing a number of transnational events or ‘open forums’
- Initiating an ambitious number of transnational, collaborative projects
- Building university capacities to provide technology transnationally
- Examining the differing roles of university spinout companies across NWE
- Building SME capacities to access innovation support and technology transnationally
- Developing responsible innovation as a sound innovation philosophy
- Designing of a successful communication strategy to permanently influence policy
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For more information on KARIM contact Helen Fogg on 01524 510706.