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Call for tender relating to a study for the implementation of the Seventh Framework Programme for RTD, "Lead Markets and S&T Specialisation in Europe" (2007/S 106-129998), Terms of Reference

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Abstract

Call for tender relating to a study for the implementation of the Seventh Framework Programme for RTD - Specific programme "Cooperation" - Theme 8 "Socioeconomic sciences and humanities" - Activity 8.7 "Foresight activities" - Area 8.7.2 "Research, research policy and interrelations with other policy areas (including joined-up policies)" - Topic SSH-2007-7.2.1 "Lead Markets and S&T Specialisation in Europe" Open Procedure (2007/S 106-129998) (Call Code: FORESIGHT-2007-03)
DG Research of the European Commission is responsible for implementing the Seventh Framework Programme for RTD. This call for tender is part of the Foresight activities (Activity 8.7) within the socio-economic sciences and humanities theme of the Cooperation specific programme.
The achievement of the Lisbon Agenda is the Community's main short- to medium-term priority. One of the main objectives is to achieve a knowledge-based economy, and a cornerstone for this objective is the generation and attraction of investments in knowledge in Europe. While knowledge is at the heart of the Lisbon agenda, the Lisbon strategy also emphasizes the need for interaction between different policies: European research policy can help achieve objectives in other policy areas, while other policies - for instance, macroeconomic and competition policy - can help achieve research objectives.
Public authorities have powerful means of stimulating private investment in research and innovation through measures such as public procurement, regulation, standardisation, consumer policy, tax incentives, etc. Public calls for tenders can favour innovative solutions; new regulation and tax measures can provide incentives for the uptake of new technologies or technological systems; pilot and demonstration activities can be supported in public-private partnerships; public organisations may be organised around new business models; etc.

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Record Number: 8568 / Last updated on: 2007-06-19
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