Welcome to KAPPA-Health
The overall objective of KAPPA-Health is to contribute to the creation of the most favourable support environment to SMEs and to accelerate the process of bringing new products/processes/services by them to the market.
KAPPA-Health identified the most important success factors out of the SMEs experience in their participation in FP6 or FP7 projects. Success factors can therefore clearly serve as recommendations for less experienced SMEs, like newcomers to the FP and become a preferred “check-list” for SMEs with respect to “things to take into account” for better exploiting the research resulting from LSH/Health projects in the near future.
This Online Success Predictive Tool has been designed on the basis of key performance factors for a successful participation of SMEs in EU research Framework programme.
It aims at helping you to predict at a glance your opportunities to enter in a successful FP project. It is free of charge service and might facilitate your evaluation of projects with more chance for success in order to favour commercial development both with R&D outcomes (e.g. products) and by securing financial aspects (e.g. raising funds to ensure future development).
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Over 250 SMEs and research organisations attended the FP7 Health Partnering Day held in Brussels on June 10, 2011, organised by Fit for Health and Health-NCP-Net. SME’s and researchers shared their experiences and stressed the importance of selecting the right projects, carefully forming partnerships, having the full support of management, understanding intellectual property rights and maintaining a market oriented focus.
The KAPPA Health presents a comprehensive report that aims to identify and analyse the qualitative and quantitative key performance factors of SME’s successful participation in FP6/FP7 Health theme projects.
The report highlights the opinions of consulted biomedical and med-tech SMEs, the expected effects of their participation in FP Research projects and the correlation between some success factors and the capacity of SMEs to better exploit the results of the research conducted in FP6 and FP7.
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The Key Success Factors for SMEs participating in FP research projects
Based on SME’s interviews and discussions with stakeholders, KAPPA-Health has identified “Key performance factors“ for successful participation of SMEs in EU-funded Health research projects.
The main objective of the KAPPA-Health project was to identify these tangible aspects of success and determine how they influence an SME’s ability to exploit the results of research conducted within FP6 and FP7 projects.
A recent study financed by the European Commission within the project “KAPPA-Health” found that over 90% of research-intensive SMEs having participated in a FP6 co-financed research project considered their participation as a success and 50% of these have already generated commercial return.
The KAPPA-Health project aims to assess the success factors which lead healthcare companies to generate value from their participation in a co-funded research project, and to determine how this can be planned at the time the decision is made to apply for an FP7 project.