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The existence of and access to leading research infrastructures is and will remain a key determinant of Europe's competitiveness in both basic and applied research. Adequate research infrastructures, together with the needed critical mass of research skills are vital for promoting innovation, and offer the conditions required to carry out cutting-edge research and European capacity building. High-quality research infrastructures serve as magnets for talented researchers. Research infrastructures (RIs) also play a clear societal and economic role by generating ideas for new industrial, societal and political applications. The innovative results of research conducted in these infrastructures have a multiplier effect, creating new economic activities and fresh employment opportunities.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23320 EN (2007), 48 pp. Free of charge
Availability: The PDF version downloaded from:
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-79-08312-9
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