Description: updated CRAFTIE toolbox and two ERA-NET CA proposals

The CRAFTIE toolbox has now been updated according to the rules, guidelines and procedures of the new framework programme FP 6. The toolbox is a detailed guide for SMEs and intermediates on participation in CRAFT projects. It covers important topics such as preparation of a proposal, financial conditions, consortium agreement, contract negotiations, project management and exploitation of results. For the convenience of the reader, each chapter starts with a short summary. TAFTIE Members have included many tips from their own experience of assisting SMEs in CRAFT projects. These will help SMEs and intermediates to avoid pitfalls and to save time and money as participants in CRAFT. You will find the CRAFTIE toolbox in the reports section of this site. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAFTIE has submitted two Coordination Action (CA) proposals to ERA-NET. The MNT ERA-NET proposal focuses on micro-nano technology programmes, while the ERA-NET SME proposal deals with SME Research Cooperation programmes