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"Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area", Thematic Area 3, Nanotechnology and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials, new production processes [...], Work Programme

Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

The primary objective of this thematic area is to promote real industrial breakthroughs, based on scientific and technological excellence. Radical breakthrough can be achieved through two complementary approaches:
- creation of new knowledge;
- new ways of integrating and exploiting existing and new knowledge.
This requires changes in emphasis in Community research from short to longer term as well as in innovation, which must move from incremental to radical innovation and breakthrough strategies, while emphasising an integrating approach.
The transformation of industry towards high-added value organisations necessitates real integrated approaches, either "vertical", combining materials sciences, nanotechnologies and production technologies, as well as other technologies based e.g. on information technologies or biotechnologies, or "horizontal", combining multi-sectoral interests.

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Record Number: 6453 / Last updated on: 2005-01-13