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Small and medium sized enterprises have much to contribute to the development of innovative areas. However the investigation of possible new applications of scientific principles or tests of new instruments and processes often represent an important financial investment for them. To overcome this difficulty the Commision of the European Communities has included a specific scheme of Feasibility Awards in the framework of BRITE/EURAM. The awards are aimed at supporting tests of innovative ideas and helping SMEs demonstrate their abilities to potential partners in future collaborative research projects. The aim of the present publication is to give a short overview of the 1989 Feasibility Awards in order to stimulate contacts for future collaborative research projects. Abstracts are published of the non-confidential summaries provided by the applicants together with the name and address of the scientific manager of each project. The selected projects cover the technical areas of BRITE/EURAM: advanced materials technologies and technologies for manufacturing processes. Investigation of both vertical and horizontal new technologies are included. Beside new developments in classical industrial sectors, several innovative projects have been undertaken for applications relating to medicine, biotechnology and the environment.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN 32 pp.
Availability: Available from the Director of Technological Research, BRITE/EURAM Programme Office, European Commission, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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