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This account of FAST research focuses on phenomena that have a particular bearing on the technological research and development (RTD) policy of the Community. The planetary scale of the problems calls for a world scale RTD concept and policy. The current shift of emphasis from volume production to quality production requires prime importance to be accorded to the individual; yet the EC's RTD policy continues to hinge excessively on technology. The authors also note the increasing influence of financial logic on the design and management of RTD programmes, and on the definition of their priorities and content. Cities are at the focus of social need for technology and innovation and are now taking on a new, key role in RTD.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: FR (1991) 48 pp.
Availability: Available from the FAST Programme Office, CEC, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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