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Small and medium-sized enterprises. Participation in FP7 projects in the ‘Biotechnologies’ activity

Overview of the measures taken by the European Commission to encourage SME participation in EU-funded projects within the FP7 ‘Biotechnologies’ activity.

It is a report provides a comprehensive overview of the measures taken by the European Commission to encourage SME participation in EU-funded projects within the FP7 activity 'Biotechnologies', and of the opportunities that SMEs found. It updates knowledge on SMEs' profiles, share of funding received, their added value for projects, business benefits, etc. The positive results confirm that the European Commission's efforts to support SME participation have paid off.