Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Kft. is a project partner in the KETGATE project, which aims to facilitate the transnational cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and improve the access of key enabling technologies (KET technologies) for SMEs in Central Europe.

KET technologies (nanotechnologies, micro- and nanoelektronics, photonics, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology, advanced manufacturing technologies) are drivers of innovation and provide an important impetus for smart and sustainable economic growth to ensure the future viability of our society. However, there are significant differences among small and medium-sized enterprises within Europe in terms of access to KET infrastructures. This is particularly evident in many Central European countries where the KET infrastructure network is not extensive enough.

The KETGATE project, coordinated by the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, brings together business support organizations and RTOs to help SMEs have access to KET technologies.

The consortium consists of 8 partners from 8 different countries. A KETGATE contact point will be set up in each country to advise SMEs on how to use KET services. In the pilot projects, the jointly developed service models allow selected companies to apply KETs in cross-border collaborations. In total, the network of smart access points will support at least 90 SMEs from Central European regions, as well as at least 15 transnational pilot cooperation agreements.

The large-scale goal of the KETGATE project is to expand the network of smart access points with another 20 organizations. Thus, the project will not only contribute to improve the competitiveness of SMEs, but will also bring significant change in the whole Central European region through the support of regional smart specialization strategies (S3).

Implementation period:01/07/2017 – 31/08/2020

Partners: 8 partners from 8 countries
The Hungarian partner of the project is the Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research.
This project has received funding from Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme.

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Further information:
Dr. Kinga LORENCZ, international project manager
+ 36-70 / 709-9652

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