Collective Actions Support System (SIAC)

Contact person 
Deolinda Silva
Institution 
Innovation Agency
E-mail 
dsilva@adi.pt
Country 
Portugal
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Support to sectoral innovation in manufacturing
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
Portugal
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Collective Actions Support System (SIAC)
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Consultancies and other private service providers (non-profit)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
What is the aim/objective? 
Support the development of soft competitiveness factors. The rationale for the support system is related to the need to respond market failures and systemic failures. Public policy, even when developed in the context of public-private partnerships, is intended to overcome those failures, stimulating the development of public goods that may be generally relevant for firms to enhance their competitiveness.
Give an overview of the instrument 
This Support System is addressed to projects and other initiatives to respond risks and opportunities, common to several firms (or industries). Those projects should lead to the generating positive externalities generally relevant for groups of firms ,but not amenable to appropriation by specific firms. They are intended to overcome market failures or systemic failures, thereby improving general competitiveness conditions. SIAC encompasses six main types of projects: International promotion of industries, regions or activities; strategic, including technological, forecasting; company networks; promotion of firms' awareness about dynamic competitiveness factors; market, technological and innovation research activities; and promotion and coordination of partnerships in the context of clustering initiatives ("collective efficiency strategies"). Such projects may be classified in three main groups: public, private, and public-private partnerships.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Monday, January 1, 2007
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Not Active
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
This programme aims to make improvements in innovation support services, in particular for dissemination and technology transfer. Can have impact on licencing, U-E relations and entrepreneurship.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
N/A
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice? 
No