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Europe Wide Initiatives, Building critical mass in cross-border innovation, ISTAG Working Group [Draft] Report - v6

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Abstract

This report describes how a Europe Wide Initiative (EWI) could be developed to help increase Innovation in Europe.
The rationale for an EWI comes from ISTAGs report of October 2003 on Ami: from vision to reality, where ISTAG highlighted the value of launching of:
"European-wide AmI initiatives that promote and advance European research and technology and capitalise on financial mechanisms such as public procurement. Such initiatives need to be conducted at European level to ensure critical mass, risk sharing and cross-border implementations. They should be large scale and visionary, and harness the concentrated expertise, knowledge and capabilities of European personnel in the pursuit of identifiable objectives that will benefit European society and industry".
"Such initiatives should come in addition to, and in combination with a strong support to long and medium term (and/or high risk) research that is done within research programmes. They would ensure a closer articulation between research and implementation actions and support the transfer of very advanced technology progress into applications.
Member States should sign up to such initiatives in order to bring all areas up to the same standard and ensure interoperability and coherence."

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Record Number: 6152 / Last updated on: 2004-08-13
Category: STUD
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