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Recommendations for Exploiting Research Infrastructure Potential in Key Areas of the Information Society (eGovernment, eHealth and eLearning), Tender Specifications, : 2006/S 88-092642 (FP6-IST)

Funded under: FP6-IST

Abstract

Europe is building the leading-edge Research Infrastructure, pushing technology to its limits and making it available to the Research Community at large. European efforts like GÉANT2 and EGEE, providing an advanced backbone infrastructures linking the European research community, are such world-leading examples, amongst others.
On the other hand, the i2010 Policy Framework puts forward priorities that altogether should reinforce the ability to bridge Research and Economic development by means of innovative approaches in different sectors of social and economic activity.
The rationale behind development of modern economies points to the need to bridge efficiently the results of research and the economic tissue made of industrial actors, including small and medium enterprises and public sector services.
The economic growth through innovation also means that, in the long run, more skilled jobs will be needed in Europe if the economy is able to incorporate ICT into new paradigms for industrial development.
Some open questions remain on the models that optimize transfer of technology and knowhow supporting an innovation-based economy. The identification of current best practices or promising initiatives of advanced ICT adoption into products and services' life-cycles is essential to have informed policy and management decisions to help the process of transferring accumulated knowledge, know-how and technologies to generate further industrial development.

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Record Number: 7376 / Last updated on: 2006-05-15
Category: SUPP