21 Oct Technology, development and the SMEs
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National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2010How to help the SMEs to take into account technology evolutions, with all their consequences and how to encourage them to play an even more important role in the innovation process? This report suggests a few elements of answers to these questions. In particular it insists on the necessity of a technical education and training of the highest quality. It advocates the technology education system to be profoundly renovated. It also invites to evaluate the present adequacy of the permanent training system to the needs of SMEs.