Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network (KARIM)
About the project
The KARIM project was 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 was structured into 17 actions which brought 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 were:
- A map of existing support for innovation and technology transfer across North West Europe (NWE)
- Identification of key priority markets and technology opportunities for all SME sectors in NWE
- A transnational ICT platform for events, training and coaching opportunities and access to market foresight analysis
- Several transnational events and 'open forums'
- Several collaborative transnational projects
- Building university capacities to provide technology transnationally
- An examination of the differing roles of university spin-out companies across NWE
- Building SME capacities to access innovation support and technology transnationally
- The development of responsible innovation as a sound innovation philosophy
The project started in September 2009 and ran until December 2014.