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VALUE II: Utilization of the results of Community RTD

The Commission of the European Communities announces opportunities to promote the results of Community RTD in the framework of the Council Decision 92/272/EEC of 29.4.1992 on the Centralized Action for the dissemination and exploitation of knowledge resulting from the specific...

The Commission of the European Communities announces opportunities to promote the results of Community RTD in the framework of the Council Decision 92/272/EEC of 29.4.1992 on the Centralized Action for the dissemination and exploitation of knowledge resulting from the specific programmes of research and technological development of the Community (VALUE II). The announcement concerns the line of action "Utilization of Results" as set out in the work programme of the Centralized Action, and is addressed only to research contractors who are or have been participants in Community research projects and to their licensees and/or exploitation partners, including those of the Joint Research Centre. Persons and organizations eligible to participate in VALUE II are invited to submit exploitation project proposals covered by the work programme. Each exploitation project must relate to a result of a research project from one of the specific Community RTD programmes laid down in the Framework Programme or must relate to a result stemming from the JRC, and must take the form of a request for support to exploit the result. Such projects may comprise: - the examining, perfecting and promoting of a research result or invention; - the development of it to a point where industry or other interested parties can protect it; - the further development of the project, either by direct application, licensing, experimental developments, or otherwise, to a point where industry or other interested parties can make use of it, as widely as possible, in order to obtain economic benefits. Exploitation topics will be addressed, in general, in shared-cost projects and in concerted actions. The Community's contribution to the former will normally not exceed 50% of the total costs. Universities and other research centres participating in shared-cost projects will have the opportunity of requesting, for each project, either 50% funding of total expenditure or 100% funding of the additional marginal costs. In the case of a proposal requiring the work of consultants or experts (selected by the Commission and working on behalf of the Commission for the benefit of the proposer) the Community may contribute up to 100% of the costs of that expert work. In concerted actions, the Commission may contribute up to 100% of the costs relating to project coordination. It is desirable that each project should be transnational and should include two independent contractors in two different Member States. Detailed information about procedures for proposal submission, with application form, eligibility criteria and background material is available on request from the Commission's Offices in the Member States and from: Commission of the European Communities Directorate-General for Telecommunications, Information Industries and Innovation, DG XIII/C-2 Jean Monnet Building L-2920 Luxembourg Tel. +352-43013610/-43013453; Fax +352-43014129%

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