The specific research and technological development programme in the field of biotechnology, 1990-1993 (Biotechnology Research for Innovation, Development and Growth in Europe, BRIDGE) has published a 1992 progress report describing project advances and results since 1990. Research activities in the BRIDGE programme (overall budget ECU 100 million) are implemented via two different types of projects: N-projects, carried out by European Laboratories Without Walls (ELWWs), and the larger T-projects. Following three successive calls for proposals in 1989 and 1990, 69 N-projects and 7 T-projects were launched during 1990 and 1991. These encompass 579 participating organizations (388 for the N-projects and 191 for the T-projects) from 11 Member States and five EFTA countries. A "BRIDGE catalogue of contracts" (EUR 14278) listing the participating laboratories together with a description of their objectives was published early in 1992. On a regular basis the project coordinators introduce a progress report covering the scientific results achieved in the different laboratories. These contributions are assembled in the "1992 report" which presents for the first time a complete overview of research progress under the BRIDGE programme covering the period 1991-March 1992. It gives for each project the results achieved in the different laboratories, highlights and milestones plus the evidence of an increasing integration of work, and additional relevant information.
Policy making and guidelines
10 December 1992