Boosting business innovation through access to European funding
At Beta Technology we recognise, through years of experience, the significance and opportunity for large and small companies of becoming involved in pan- European research projects, as an important way of developing new products, processes, markets and relationships.
In a challenging economic climate, business innovation is more important than ever and financial support for the development and exploitation of new products and processes is available from Europe. Through helping businesses access this funding, we continue to build our strength as the interface between public-sector funding and private-sector investment to establish and deliver transformational projects.
Beta Technology is a private-sector company that has applied innovation to its own services over its 25 years of trading. The company is built around highly skilled people with various sector backgrounds, bringing many years of experience from industry, academia and the public sector. We support our clients by providing knowledge, access to extensive networks and the expertise to secure public funding to develop and deliver innovative projects. Enabling businesses to access European research funding is one example of how we support innovation.
Beta works extensively with public-sector clients to design, implement and deliver large programmes and bespoke projects to support enterprise and business innovation. We have experience of working with local authorities, regional bodies and national government in supporting programmes which stimulate economic growth, job creation and skills development. To develop and share best practice, Beta is also involved in a number of international networks and has long-established relationships with a number of enterprise and innovation agencies throughout Europe.
For over 15 years, Beta has been a leading provider of support and advice for organisations submitting European funding applications. During that period, we have provided advice to clients and supported applications to the following European programmes: Framework Programmes 3 to 7, Intelligent Energy Europe, Eco-Innovation, LIFE+ and Structural Funds, including Interreg. Beta also provides commercial bid management services to organisations throughout Europe, and beyond, looking to access funding.
Our experts and experience have enabled innovative projects to be developed, funded and delivered for both public and private-sector clients. Always at the leading edge of ideas, the projects we develop create real impact and economic advantage for our clients. We work with a wide range of organisations including research centres, universities, sector networks, large enterprises, SMEs and public bodies within our specialist sector areas:
Case Study: Beta Technology successfully brought together and led a transnational consortium to undertake a pilot technology verification scheme for SMEs in Europe. The project, ?Environmental Technology Verification ? TRITECH?, utilised European funding to design and test a verification scheme for SMEs developing novel environmental technologies. The project explored the different mechanisms to verify novel technologies across three areas ? soil remediation, waste water and energy.
Formally validating the technological claims from SMEs brings many benefits including attracting investment and giving confidence to commercial users. Beta Technology is currently involved in promoting the results from the pilot project and engaging with a variety of stakeholders, including policy makers, at a regional, national and international level.
?We believe our strength is in our knowledge and networks and how we provide access to these to create innovative projects.? Richard Wrigley Managing Director, Beta Technology.
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Added the 07 October 2009 in category Innovation UK Vol5-2