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Integrated Projects aim at generating the knowledge required to implement priority themes and, as such, contribute to increasing Europe's competitiveness or to address major societal needs. They are ambitious projects addressing different research issues via a "programme approach" and usually include several components.
They may include long-term or "risky" research. In other words, their research activities may cover the whole research spectrum from basic to applied research.
Integrated Projects are expected to assemble the necessary critical mass of activities, expertise and resources to achieve ambitious objectives (objective-driven research). Since critical mass differs from field to field, and from topic to topic within a field, the critical-mass criterion is whether the activities and resources needed to achieve these ambitious objectives have been brought together.

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