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articipating in European Research Sixth Framework Programme
This is the official guide for those interested in participating in the EU's Sixth Research Framework Programme. It explains in detail how the Programme works and what its priorities are, who can take part in FP6, as well as how to find and respond to calls for proposals. It also has an extensive reference section with a wide range of contacts.
Download from http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/pdf/how-to-participate_en.pdf
or request a paper copy by e-mail: email@example.com
uropean Technology Success Stories This report from the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) presents a selection of 20 high-tech European companies which were backed by venture capital. It not only explains the background to the success of each company, but also looks at the role the venture capitalists played in the management and development of the firms.
Free download from http://www.evca.com/admin/attachments/tmpl_9_art_47_att_178.pdf
cience Technology and Innovation - Key figures 2002
ISBN 92-894-4205-0, KI-NA-20-458-EN-C Published by the Commission's Research DG, this booklet presents a wide range of statistical indicators providing a snapshot of Europe's scientific and innovative performance. It includes figures on R&D investment, the human resources working in science and technology, compares scientific performance within the EU and with major competitors, and evaluates the impact on European competitiveness of science and innovation. In addition, it also presents data for the candidate and associated countries.
or request a copy from firstname.lastname@example.org
elping businesses grow This guide, published by the Enterprise DG, focuses on issues in the growth phase of businesses. It offers 26 examples of proven good practice across Europe, with project contact details. These illustrate how agencies involved in business support are providing services on management capacity building, adapting to changes arising from the new economy (ICT, networking...), as well as promoting economic development by co-operating effectively with other development agencies.
Download from http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/entrepreneurship/support_measures/top-class/good_practice.htm
10 medicines group report The group, established in March 2001 to look at ways of encouraging innovation and competitiveness in the EU's pharmaceutical industry, presented its final report in May. Firms offering innovative products should be given a greater opportunity to make profit than those whose products are more traditional.
The report calls for the creation of virtual networks of health institutes and improvements to the procedure for introducing innovative medicines to the market. It also suggests that the Commission and Member States co-ordinate Europe-wide clinical trials and establish a database of trials and clinical research results.
Download from http://pharmacos.eudra.org/F3/g10/g10home.htm
ISBN 92-894-1088-4, KN-36-01-693-EN-C This brochure from the Directorate-General for Regional Policy presents case studies of 17 successful information society projects from Denmark, Finland and Sweden supported by Community Structural Funds. The regions have a key role to play in realising the eEurope initiative, says Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, in the foreword. Between 2000 and 2006, the Structural Funds will invest up to €6 billion directly on information society activities in less-developed (Objective 1) regions. The Scandinavian experience demonstrates that global competitiveness is closely linked to local development, he says.
rowth programme project synopses
ISBN 92-894-2077-4, KI-NA-20-057-EN-C (transport) Two volumes of project synopses funded under the Growth programme, part of the Fifth Framework Programme, cover 'land transport and marine technologies' and 'measurements and testing and support for research infrastructures'. Each includes a description of every project's objective, the work plan, the expected results, the budget and the project partners.
ISBN 92-894-2079-0, KI-NA-20059-EN-C (measurements and testing)
ISBN 92-894-3452-X, NB-NA-17048-EN-C This presents the results of an opinion survey of European managers, looking at their experiences and priorities in innovation. The survey covered fields such as access to advanced technologies, human resources, protection and sharing of knowledge, access to funding for innovation and customer acceptance of innovation. A total of 3,004 managers from all Member states were interviewed, with a representative mixture of industrial sectors.
C O N F E R E N C E S
ELECO 2003 – brokerage event
30 January – 1 February, Athens (Greece) Organised by IRC Hellenic, this brokerage event focuses on innovative technological solutions to environmental problems. It takes place in parallel to HELECO 2003, a major Greek conference and exhibition dealing with environmental solutions.
A. Gypakis, IRC Hellenic
Tl. +30 10 727 3923
Fx. +30 10 724 6824
usiness-plan writing course
9-15 February, 6-12 April, and 1-7 June TRAIN-IT, an IST project, offers week-long training courses in writing business plans, including practical advice as participants work on their own plans during the course. The courses are open to all, but IST project participants may pay a reduced fee.
RIS – take-up of new digital culture
13-14 February, Luxembourg Organised by an IST accompanying measure, this event will showcase the results of 25 projects which aimed to find new ways to work with and present digital cultural objects in archives, libraries and museums across Europe. By providing innovative means of exploration, learning and entertainment, these projects were designed to enhance the user experience.
B. Morganti, TRIS team
tandardisation for microsystems
24-26 February, Barcelona (Spain) Memstand, an IST project on standardisation for microsystems, is holding a seminar showcasing its results in the areas of design, manufacture and metrology, with a view to forming partnerships to participate in FP6.
Tl. +44 1234 754024
ROMA 2003 - brokerage event
13-14 March, Bilbao (Spain) Organised by the IRC Basque Country, this brokerage event takes place alongside PROMA 2003, a major international environmental conference. Participants will have the opportunity to meet potential partners for technology transfer in a wide range of environmental technologies fields.
A. Anton, IRC Basque Country
Tl. +34 94 403 7038
Fx. +34 94 403 7022
uture Match 2003 - CeBIT 2003
16-18 March, Hanover (Germany) IRC-organised partnering event alongside CeBIT 2003, the world's largest annual fair for information technologies. Gives participants the chance to meet like-minded small companies to discuss technology transfer possibilities.
S. Johnigk, IRC Northern Germany
Tl. +49 431 51962 73
Fx. +49 431 51962 44
orld Entrepreneur Forum
20-22 March, Zaragoza (Spain) Bringing together entrepreneurs from around the world to share ideas and knowledge. A key part of the meeting will be a competition for 100 best practices to support the creation of new businesses.
ioTech Helsinki 03
24-26 March, Helsinki (Finland) A major international conference and exhibition devoted to the latest advances in biotechnology. In parallel to the conference, an investors' forum will give biotech researchers the opportunity to present their business plans to venture capitalists.
C. Kantor-Aaltonen, Finnish Bioindustries
Tl. +358 9 1728 4308
anotechnology meets business
8-9 April, Frankfurt (Germany) Conference on the commercial potential of nanotechnology, organised by the Institute of Nanotechnology, at which new nanotechnology companies will be able to present their innovative products or prototypes to potential investors.
M. Batude-Thibierge, Institute of Nanotechnology
Tl. +44 1786 447520
Fx. +44 1786 447530