Key enabling technologies (KETs) are strategic technologies. They fuel economic growth, create new jobs and contribute to solve societal challenges. They are crucial to upgrade products, improve processes for regional innovation capacity, open new market opportunities and guarantee future competiveness of Central Europe (CE) industry on a global scale.

However, there are regional disparities in CE in how SMEs are getting access to (trans-) national Research and Technology Organisations (RTO) offering KET technology services. In this framework, KETGATE Points (KPs) installed at regional level could provide a solution to this problem. They build a bridge between the SMEs and the RTOs. On the one hand, the KPs offer consulting services to SMEs in their mother tongue and after understanding their needs, the KPs support them accessing the services of KET providers and implementing KETs in their companies. On the other hand, the KET Providers (RTOs) deliver information on KET to the KPs. In this way, the KETGATE Points can select the right KET Provider(s) for an SME to set a suitable (trans-) national service for the benefit of the SME.


The main objective of the KETGATE Points is to support SMEs on gaining wide-access to the newest high quality KET-infrastructure and KET-services. All KPs activities will foster an intensified transnational collaboration throughout CE, as BSO & RTOs cooperate in close linkages in transparent operational processes.

Consequently, the KETGATE Points will

Build processes

… to understand the needs and the innovation capacity of the SMEs to be able to offer them KET-services that will fit with their strategic objectives.

Connect SMEs

… with the best available KET provider, no matter if the SME is not located in the same geographical area of the KET providers and/or if the KET competences are jointly provided by more than one provider.

Strengthen relationships

… of KET-providers across CE offering complementary services to SMEs.

Location of KETGATE Points and KETGATE RTOs

More about the KETGATE Points

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More about the RTOs

Are you interested in the Research and Technology Organisations, which are part of KETGATE?
Do you want to learn more about the services and technologies offered by the RTOs?

Learn more about the KETGATE in webinars

Working mode of KETGATE network: benefits for SMEs:

Maria Sole D’Orazio, Veneto Innovazione spa, Project Manager

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How can RTOs benefit from KETGATE network + relevant tools for RTOs:

Tomaž Lutman, Jožef Stefan Institute, KET Facilitator

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Benefits for Business Support Organizations:

Dr. Jennifer Bilbao, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, Business Advisor, KETGATE coordinator

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Contact your regional KETGATE Points

Do you have a question or want to get in contact with a regional KETGATE Point?
Are you RTO and would like to be part of the KETGATE network (you can check how you can benefit from the network here)? Are you BSO and would like to be part of the KETGATE network?
Do not hesitate to write us! We are looking forward to your message!

  • - Select a regional KETGATE Point -
  • KETGATE Point Hungary
  • KETGATE Point Slovenia
  • KETGATE Point Austria
  • KETGATE Point Poland
  • KETGATE Point Czech Republic
  • KETGATE Point Croatia
  • KETGATE Point Italy
  • KETGATE Point Germany

Where to find us

You can find our KETGATE Points in the following countries of Central Europe: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia