Centrope Transnational Innovation Voucher (CTT)

Project information

Index: 1243R4
Acronym:TRES
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location MAGYARORSZAG DUNANTUL Nyugat-Dunantul Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009
End: 2012

Topic of the practice

Scheme to create an international community of service providers for technology transfer and innovation

Good Practice Information

Operating through a fully subsidised voucher system, the scheme provided access to financial support for up to 50 transnational science/R&D institutions to business research partnerships in the bordering regions of Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.With a face value of up to 5,000, CCT Vouchers could be used to pay or contribute towards the costs incurred, enabling
SMEs to source the most suitable expertise to help them develop their product and get their innovative idea out to market.The project was supported with funds from the Central European 2007-2013 Transnational Cooperation Programme. The CTT budget was 1,934,000, enabling 50 SMEs to realise innovative project ideas in form of innovation vouchers

Evidence of success

The key element of the transfer process is the cooperative, dynamic nature of the programme. Stimulating connections between SMEs and large R&D institutes, the scheme also introduces a change of mind-set and encourages exporting. The future of the pilot programme depends on the availability of future financial resources.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Herwig LANGTHALER

d.putsch@ecoplus.at

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