The basic aim of the series of the SCRATCH projects were to help European aeronautics SMEs to understand the European Commission Framework Programme better and to help them in proposal preparation.

The project provided free of charge help for SMEs working in the aeronautical industry to submit research project proposals to Calls for Proposals issued by the European Commission R&D Programme. Slot Consulting as the Hungarian contact point provided support to several SMEs in understanding the call. It is also provided proposal writing support to selected number of SMEs.