Research and Development
Industry research and/or experimental development designed to innovate a company’s products or business processes, particularly in the fields of ICT (Information Communication Technology), materials, nanotechnology, robotics, photonics, green technology, and the “smart shipyard”.
Development and adaptation of technology from research entities (universities, private laboratories, etc.) or specific market areas to be transferred into direct application, new products and processes, microinnovation, or new markets.
Creation, promotion, and support of networks for businesses working towards common goals. These networks are made possible by funding at both the regional and the European level and can create opportunities for their member organizations to access untapped markets.