Strengthened coordination with EUREKA
The specific programme will support coordination activities aimed at increasing synergy and complementarity between EUREKA and the Framework Programme in areas of common interest. The Community is a member of EUREKA.
The following activities are foreseen:
- creating and strengthening synergies between the Framework Programme and EUREKA in order to carry out large-scale projects across the full spectrum of the research and innovation cycle. The European Investment Bank could be closely associated to such actions;
- bringing together information and assistance networks in support of research and innovation in SMEs (technology transfer, access to funding, intellectual property);
Some joint events for mutual exchange of information, project stimulation ("brokerage events") as well as to support the work of the joint technical groups could be developed.
Funding from the Commission, within this part of the specific programme, consists primarily of approximately 2 M for the Community's membership fee of EUREKA for the duration of the Framework Programme.
Link to the EUREKA Web service.