Work Programme 2009 Capacities, Part 1, Research Infrastructures, European Commission C(2008)4566 of 26 August 2008Funded under: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES
Research infrastructures play an increasing role in the advancement of knowledge and technology and their exploitation. For example, radiation sources, data banks in genomics and data banks in social science, observatories for environmental sciences, systems of imaging or clean rooms for the study and development of new materials or nano-electronics, are at the core of research and innovation processes. By offering unique research services to users from different countries, including from the peripheral and outermost regions, by attracting young people to science and through networking of facilities, research infrastructures help structuring the scientific community and play therefore a key role in the construction of an efficient research and innovation environment. Because of their ability to assemble a "critical mass" of people and investment, they contribute to national, regional and European economic development. They are therefore at the core of the knowledge triangle of research, education and innovation.
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