Operational Programme Competitiveness (2000-2006)

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COMPETITIVENESS

Operational Programme Competitiveness (2000-2006)
Επιχειρησιακό Πρόγραμμα Ανταγωνιστικότητα (2000-2006)
Greece
 
Programme type: Funding programme
Origin: National (Greece)
Duration: 2000 - 2006
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Background & policy context: 

Research and Technology policy priorities are based on the Operational Programme for Competitiveness (2002 - 2006) under the Third Community Support Framework for Greece. The priority areas of the above mentioned programme follow the international scientific and technological trends and reflect the importance of certain fields as national priorities for Greece (i.e. sea transport), sectors of major social importance (i.e. transport sector) and also the major trends in the course to a knowledge based economy.

Within that framework, a special objective of quality-orientated competitiveness in the Research & Technological Development sector is to encourage the creation of new business activities and to assist the creation of new competitive advantages based on cohesive technical and economic networks.

The new Programme “Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship” (EPAN ΙΙ) of the Ministry of Development for the Period 2007 –2013, co-financed by the European Union –European Regional Development Fund, continues and expands the successful actions from the first Operational Programme “Competitiveness” 2000 – 2006.

Strategic Objectives: 

A special objective of quality-orientated competitiveness in the Research & Technological Development sector is to encourage the creation of new business activities and to assist the creation of new competitive advantages based on cohesive technical and economic networks.

The main aims of the programme are:

  • Promotion of new technologies, which will utilise high level scientific potential
  • Encouragement of research results commercialisation
  • Promotion of technology parks and research centres.
Programme organisation: 

The Operational Programme 'Competitiveness' 2000 - 2006 contains 9 priority axes which are briefly described below:

  • Priority Axis 1 - Improving the Business Environment
  • Priority Axis 2 - Support and Encouragement of Business Initiatives
  • Priority Axis 3 - Promotion of Excellence in Business Activity
  • Priority Axis 4 - Technological Innovation and Research
  • Priority Axis 5 - Differentiation of the Tourism Product/ Promotion of Greece as a Tourist Destination
  • Priority Axis 6 - Securing the Energy Supply and Promoting
  • Priority Axis 7 - Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Priority Axis 8 - Human Resources
  • Priority Axis 9 - Technical Aid.
Leading Institutions:

Research agency

Ministry of Development - GSRT: General Secretariat for Research and Development
Type of funding: 
Public (national/regional/local)
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

The public funding spend over five years on the above mentioned projects amounts to approximately EUR 1 million.

Participating countries: 
Greece
Total number of projects: 

31 projects (12 new projects added to 19 already listed) related to transport sector coming under 5 Measures of priority axes 3, 4 and 8.

Projects covered: 
  • Development of freight vehicles management tool in supporting effective supply chain management
  • Network Application of Public Transport Movements
  • Public Transport Administration in cases of emergency due to physical or technological danger
  • Organization, Administration, Management of Port Freight Terminals
  • Integrated logistics system for supply chain management 
  • Road safety
Project Profiles:
  1. A speech based dialogue information system for the car driver
  2. Advanced systems of vehicles telematics
  3. Centre for the control and reflectibility of road signalisation materials.
  4. Centre of excellence on driver behaviour issues
  5. Development of freight vehicles management tool
  6. Development of system of diagnosis and recognition of damage in mechanic provisions with toothed wheels and roller bearings
  7. Electric vehicle with high passive security car body made by foamed materials
  8. Human network for producing and strongly promoting road safety
  9. Import of goods in greek harbours through maritime freight transport and their impacts on local ecosystems
  10. Integrated logistics system for supply chain management
  11. Integrated Passenger Vessels Design and implementation in Hellenic Coastal Shiping
  12. Network application of public transport management
  13. Organisation of port Services production and Efficiency Management - Administration of Passenger Terminals
  14. Public transport administration in cases of emergency due to physical or technological danger
  15. Study of mechanical behavior and behavior under lassitude of new materials for designing, manufacture, maintainance and repair of planes and development of analytical computer model
  16. System Development for Internet based Services in Maritime Transport
Contact Name: 
Ms Agni Spilioti
Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
General Secretariat for Research and Development - Planning Directorate
Address: 
14 - 18 Mesogeion Av
Zipcode: 
115 10
City: 
Athens
Contact country: 
Greece
Telephone: 
(+30) 210 7716015
Fax Number: 
(+30) 210 7711427