Strategic Programme for Innovation and Technology Transfer (SPRINT)

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History

Nov 1983, by European Commission (EC), on the initiative of Council of the European Union, as Plan for the Transnational Development of Infrastructure to assist Innovation and Technology Transfer -- Plan de développement transnational de l'infrastructure d'assistance à l'innovation et au transfert des technologies, within the framework of: European Association for the Transfer of Technologies, Innovation and Industrial Information (TII). Current name adopted 1986, after first 3-year phase. From 1994, open to nationals of all countries comprising: European Economic Area (EEA). Terminated 31 Dec 1994, when combined with: Valorization and Utilization for Europe (VALUE) to form: INNOVATION Programme.

Aims

Promote the dissemination of new technologies and innovations by integrating national innovation infrastructures into a European network, by promoting specific projects which are of particular demonstration value for innovative technologies, by coordinating national innovation promotion policies and, in association with this, carrying out innovation monitoring.

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Activities

The programme is aimed at public and private consultancy bodies that, together with partners from other European Community Member States and on behalf of small and medium-sized enterprises, research and set up cross-border, technology-oriented structures for cooperation (especially technology transfer projects): chambers of commerce and industry, technology and management consultants, innovation consultancies, consulting engineers, technology parks and companies that carry out research on a contract basis, etc. Associated measures to promote the integration of national innovation infrastructures are also supported. Main axes (3): Promoting direct transnational contacts between agencies for fostering innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); Improving the tools for information and communication; Developing cooperation between Member States of the Community (cooperation among those responsible at national and Community level for promoting innovation and technology transfer). Projects include Managing the Integration of New Technology (MINT) to promote take-up of new technologies by SMEs.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Strategy
    • Strategy
  • Innovative change
    • Innovation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

F0557

Last News Received

1994
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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