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Tender for a study on REACH contribution to development of emerging technologies

The European Commission has issued a tender for a study on REACH contribution to development of emerging technologies. The purpose of this study is to assess current and forthcoming possibilities of REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Co...

The European Commission has issued a tender for a study on REACH contribution to development of emerging technologies. The purpose of this study is to assess current and forthcoming possibilities of REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006) to effectively foster innovative development, enhanced commercialisation and speeded uptake of products of emerging technologies to ensure their contribution to addressing the challenges of the EU 2020. As spin-offs and small to medium enterprises are the usual drivers behind the breakthrough of emerging technologies and make a significant input to the EU's competitiveness, a special attention will be given to the potential impacts of the current and suggested REACH provisions to their success and survival. Furthermore, the study will also report on the needs for available, appropriate and affordable tools and systems for the safety and benefits assessment. The study will entail recommendations for areas in which improvement could be made.For further information, please contact: European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, Directorate G - Chemicals, metals, mechanical, electrical and construction industries - Raw materials attention: Graham Willmott, Head of Unit BREY 12/250 1049 Brussels Belgium E-mail: entr-cft-10-42-emergtech@ec.europa.eu To see the full details of the call, please consult: OJ No S189 of 29 September 2010