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Encouraging Technology Transfer amongst SMEs in the Northern Periphery of Europe. / Ramsey, Elaine; Bond, Derek; Hanna, David; Gallagher, Emer.In: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Vol. 25, No. 3, 03.2013, p. 341-353.
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Y1 - 2013/3
N2 - Central to the EU regional development strategy is the idea that cohesion funding will allow lagging regions to develop their capacity so that they can develop their R&D to levels that can be funded by Framework. Using a European funded (ERDF) NPP project – MicrE as a case study, this paper considers how, through a transnational programme, this might work in practice. MicrE's main aim was to provide a service to develop and promote innovative small-scale renewable energy solutions for rural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the northern periphery of Europe. Concentrating on Northern Ireland, this paper provides a micro and macro-level assessment of the key challenges associated with adopting renewable energy technologies by SMEs; and the future development of public policy aimed at developing SME capacity by encouraging knowledge transfer and supporting their R&D efforts.
AB - Central to the EU regional development strategy is the idea that cohesion funding will allow lagging regions to develop their capacity so that they can develop their R&D to levels that can be funded by Framework. Using a European funded (ERDF) NPP project – MicrE as a case study, this paper considers how, through a transnational programme, this might work in practice. MicrE's main aim was to provide a service to develop and promote innovative small-scale renewable energy solutions for rural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the northern periphery of Europe. Concentrating on Northern Ireland, this paper provides a micro and macro-level assessment of the key challenges associated with adopting renewable energy technologies by SMEs; and the future development of public policy aimed at developing SME capacity by encouraging knowledge transfer and supporting their R&D efforts.
U2 - 10.1080/09537325.2013.764984
DO - 10.1080/09537325.2013.764984
M3 - Article
VL - 25
SP - 341
EP - 353
JO - Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
JF - Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
SN - 0953-7325
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