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Marie Curie Actions - Human resources and mobility
2002-2006

Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge (TOK)


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These fellowships are targeted towards European organisations (universities, research centres, enterprises, SMEs etc.) which need to develop new areas of competence. The actions also aim to further the development of research capabilities in the less-favoured regions of the EU and in the Associated Candidate Countries. Knowledge transfer fellowships will allow experienced researchers to be hosted at such organisations for the transfer of knowledge, research competencies and technology.

This action will be implemented through two sub-schemes:

  1. Marie Curie Development Scheme (ToK-DEV) , where institutions recruit experienced researchers, for a period up to 2 years. They may also send experienced researchers from among their own staff to one (or more) partner institutions in another country for the acquisition of new knowledge to be transferred on their return home.
  2. Marie Curie Industry-Academia Strategic Partnership Scheme (ToK-IAP) , which aims to create and develop strategic and durable partnerships between academia and private enterprises, (in particular SMEs) through the mutual exchange of experienced research staff. These projects aim to allow them to: mutually exchange experienced researchers; develop their knowledge by the integration of researchers in a different work environment; or to acquire new knowledge and benefit from this when the researchers return to their organisation of origin.


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