The KARIM project is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in North West Europe access innovation support and technology and make the region more competitive by creating a network of centres collaborating on technology transfer.
The KARIM project is structured into 17 actions which will bring together a partnership of eight organisations, 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 North West Europe (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 collaborative transnational projects
- Building university capacities to provide technology transnationally
- Examining the differing roles of university spin-out companies across NWE
- Building SME capacities to access innovation support and technology transnationally
- Developing responsible innovation as a sound innovation philosophy
- Designing a successful communication strategy to permanently influence policy
The project started in September 2009 and runs to the end of October 2014.
For more information on KARIM contact Helen Fogg on 01524 510706.