Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)
Support to innovation
The EU's innovation policy therefore aims to create framework conditions that favour innovation and that allow bringing ideas to market.
The CIP provides support for innovation through a series of initiatives and actions aimed at providing financial support to innovators, innovation support services for SMEs, developing and testing new forms of business support and by facilitating transnational benchmarking and cooperation with a view to mobilise more resources for innovation and adopting best practices in innovation policy-making.
About the European Cluster Collaboration Platform
This platform provides online quality information and networking support for clusters (organisations and members) aiming to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness through the stimulation of trans-national and international cooperation.The ultimate goal is to facilitate cluster cooperation, both between cluster organisations, as well as between cluster members (i.e. companies, R&D institutions, other players).
Feeding the planet project on the clustercollaboraton platform : http://www.clustercollaboration.eu/web/project-feeding-the-planet/home