CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, is a free service provided by the The Publications Office of the European Union.
It is dedicated to promoting participation in the EU research programmes and to facilitating the uptake of European research results by industry. The service contributes to achieve the strategic goal of the European Union to become the most competitive knowledge based economy in the world by 2010.
CORDIS is an interactive Web-site that links together policy makers, managers of the European Union R&D activities with key players in research and industry. It provides in-depth coverage of European, national and regional research programmes as well as covering a wide range of innovation services. This helps to bridge Community and national policies on research, innovation and SMEs and to foster links between academia and industry across national and sectoral borders.
European Union Research Programmes
CORDIS is the official information service for the implementation of the EU research framework programmes. It:
Provides detailed information on the European Union's research programmes, with a special focus on participation in research project funding;
Facilitates exploitation of the results and technology transfers from EU research framework programmes;
Hosts services that foster the innovation process, in particular services for enterprises to assist in the process of converting promising research into successful new products and services.
CORDIS offers this assistance by providing information through a collection of constantly updated and searchable databases on programmes, projects, partners, contacts and results, a comprehensive document library, and a host of issue-related and programme-specific information services.
Focus on national research initiatives
In addition to providing information on research and innovation at European level, CORDIS supports Member State to Member State communication in these areas through comprehensive Web services at national and regional levels.
The CORDIS Member State Service is an extension of the CORDIS Council Presidency Service, which was created in 1996 to communicate important developments during each sixth-month Presidency of the European Council of Research Ministers. The CORDIS Member State Service takes this approach one step further, providing continuing access to key information and offering a permanent common entry point for R&D information between the European Union and the individual Member States.
CORDIS also offers a map-based search facility for access to information on partners, projects and research results at national, regional and local level. This has already been extended to cover the European Economic Area and the candidate countries that are associated to the EU research programmes.
Exploitation of Research Results
To stimulate the market exploitation of research results and the creation of an internal EU market for new technologies CORDIS provides a multilingual Technology Marketplace service with business tips and access to local contacts for technology transfer. The service is free and uses as a central resource emerging technologies from projects co-financed by the EU and published on-line on CORDIS. Significant results from national research can also be submitted on-line. This makes the Marketplace one of the most comprehensive central resources of exploitable technologies in Europe.
Small and medium sized enterprises are also using the interactive CORDIS Partners Service for commercial co-operation across national borders. The service acts as a two-way communication channel helping organisations to find research or business partners and/or to promote their expertise.
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