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Work Programme 2010, Cooperation, Theme 4: Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies - NMP (European Commission C(2009) 5893 of 29 July 2009)

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Abstract

The principal objectives of this Theme are to improve the competitiveness of European industry and to generate knowledge to ensure its transformation from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive base, by creating step changes through research and implementing decisive knowledge for new applications at the crossroads between different technologies and disciplines. This will benefit both new, high-tech industries and higher-value, knowledgebased traditional industries, with a special focus on the appropriate dissemination of RTD results to SMEs. These activities are concerned with enabling technologies which impact all industrial sectors and many other Themes of the Seventh Framework Programme.
A key feature of the 2010 Work Programme (WP) is the participation in actions within the European recovery package. Indeed, as an answer to the recent world-wide economic crisis, these pluri-annual actions launched by the EU at the end of 2009 correspond to the four priority areas of the Lisbon strategy, namely: people, business, infrastructure & energy and research & innovation. The action on research and innovation mainly includes a support of innovation in manufacturing, the construction industry and the automobile sector. This will be implemented under the scheme of three initiatives of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), namely: "Factories of the future", "Energyefficient buildings" and "Green cars". The objective is to promote the convergence of public interests with industrial commitment and leadership to define strategic research activities in key sectors. This first year of PPP implementation required an immediate reaction and benefited from the ongoing definition of the 2010 work programme which has been designed the complement the objectives of 2009 WP.

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Record Number: 10015 / Last updated on: 2009-08-07
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