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Specific targeted research projects

This instrument comes under the banner of the "traditional instruments". The Specific Targeted Research Projects are an evolved form of the shared-cost RTD projects and demonstration projects used in FP5.

Aims and Objectives: Specific Targeted Research Projects aim at improving:
  • European competitiveness or;
  • Meeting the needs of society or Community policies

They can take the following forms:

  • An RTD project designed to gain knowledge or improve existing products, processes or services.
  • A demonstration project designed to prove the viability of new technologies but which cannot be commercialized directly.
Number of participants:

Minimum of three partners from three different Member States or Associated States, of which two must be Member States or Associated Candidate Countries.

Some calls may specify a higher minimum number of participated.

Duration:

Typically between 2 to 3 years, but may in exceptional cases be extended beyond 3 years.

Type of funding:

Funding will be the form of a grant with a ceiling for EC contribution

Projects Management: IPs will require overall management and coordination of the consortium.
Related document:

'Provisions for implementing Specific Targeted Research Projects' (ZIP): European Commission background document - 12.05.03



 
 
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