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The INNOVATION Programme implemented the Third Activity -
Dissemination and Exploitation of Results
- of the Fourth RTD Framework Programme (1994-98). It is managed by the European Commission, DG XIII/D - Dissemination and Exploitation of R&TD Results, Technology Transfer and Innovation. There will be no more calls for proposals under the INNOVATION Programme (1994-98).
Complementing the traditional dissemination and exploitation activities implemented under the specific research programmes, the INNOVATION Programme manages a range of activities and services focused on its three interrelated objectives:
Promotion of an environment favourable to innovation and the absorption of new technologies by enterprises;
Stimulation of a European open area for the diffusion of technologies and knowledge;
Supply of this area with appropriate technologies.
This Web site provides comprehensive information on the activities, services, projects and initiatives supported under the INNOVATION programme. A section devoted to innovation policy is also included providing details of the First Action Plan for Innovation in Europe.