A total of 217 projects have been accepted for Community funding under ESPRIT III, the Community programme of RTD in the field of information technologies, following a March 1993 invitation for proposals for research and technology development projects and accompanying measures issued in Official Journal No C 67 of 10.3.1993 (closing date 22 April 1993). Following the invitation to tender, coordination sessions were held among interested parties to aid the establishment of consortia sharing specific areas of interest. The breakdown of proposals accepted by the Commission for funding in the seven domains covered by the call is as follows: - Microelectronics (32 projects); - Design and engineering technology for software intensive systems (19 projects); - High performance computing and its applications (36 projects); - Advanced business and home systems, peripherals (23 projects); - Computer integrated manufacturing and engineering (40 projects); - Basic research (45 projects); - Open microprocessor initiative (22 projects). In addition supporting initiatives were to be undertaken as accompanying measures and concerted actions, as described in the ESPRIT 1993-1994 work programme. Submissions for the supporting initiative ESSI (the European System and Software Initiative) were the subject of a separate call published in OJ No C 114 of 24.4.1993 closing on 7 June 1993.
Policy making and guidelines
9 March 1994