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"Esprit + The first phase: Progress and results" is a report on the first three years of execution of the Esprit programme (1984 - 86). The report presents the results of the programme for its five sectors, comprising microelectronics, software technology, advanced information processing, office systems and computer integrated manufacturing. The report also covers a set of topics, as follows: (i) the potential economic impact and industrial application of projects; (ii) problems relating to the size and composition of consortia; (iii) cost - benefit as a function of differing levels of financial support; (iv) a comparison of the human resources involved in Esprit with the general resource situation in the Community; (v) particular problems relating to the participation of small and medium-sized undertakings (SMEs). Specific results and progress are summarized in Chapter 1 of the report (Executive summary). Chapter 2 deals with the status of the programme as a whole, Chapter 3 with the detailed results and progress of the individual projects, and Chapters 4 to 8 with the issues of general relevance.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10940 DE (1987) FS, 104 P., BFR 350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003 EUR 10940 EN (1987) FS, 98 P., BFR 350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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