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Does Framework Seven Work? An exclusive roundtable meeting on 20 November 2008

High-level round table discussion planned in Brussels with key planners and organizers of FP7 at the EU Commission.

For your agenda: 20 November 2008, Radisson SAS Hotel, Brussels (near the European Parliament)

20 November 2008 - 20 November 2008
Belgium

This Autumn the European Commission has begun a full review of its flagship R&D funding effort, Framework Programme 7. The seven-year, €52.5 billion initiative is vital to the technological and scientific progress of thousands of universities, companies and research institutes – as well as to European competitiveness. The review will assess accomplishments and problems to date in FP7 and set the stage for mid-course adjustments in spending priorities and rules in 2009-10.

This meeting includes some of the key planners and organizers of FP7 at the Commission, including Clara de la Torre, Director, DG Research, European Commission, and Waldemar Kütt, Deputy Chef de Cabinet to EU Science and Research Commission Janez Potocnik. It is part of the Science|Business Policy Bridge, a series of exclusive, inside-Brussels meetings focused on EU innovation and R&D policies and programmes. The outcome of this thought-provoking exchange of views will be a special report by Science|Business, that will set the stage for a set of specific policy recommendations for publication later in 2008.

Who should attend:

* Corporate R&D and public affairs executives involved in Framework
* University administrators and principal investigators involved in Framework
* National delegations, and third-country representatives
* Consultants to FP7 participantsFor more information, contact terri.robinson@sciencebusiness.net