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Exploiting the results of Libraries projects

The European Commission hosted a concertation meeting in Luxembourg on 17-18 June 1996 to discuss the possibilities of exploiting the results of RTD projects funded by the Libraries sector of the Third and Fourth Framework Programmes.

The Libraries sector funded 51 projects a...
The European Commission hosted a concertation meeting in Luxembourg on 17-18 June 1996 to discuss the possibilities of exploiting the results of RTD projects funded by the Libraries sector of the Third and Fourth Framework Programmes.

The Libraries sector funded 51 projects and three concerted actions under the Telematics Systems programme of the Third Framework Programme. Of these projects, about 17 have recently finished and the rest will finish within 18 months.

Exploiting the results of these projects is essential for their success and for innovation. To encourage project participants to exploit their results, the Commission requires exploitation plans in the technical annexes of the projects. However, the Commission is aware of the extra difficulties that the Libraries sector has in exploiting its research results, due to this sector's limited or non-existing experience in commercial and marketing issues.

The concertation meeting was therefore organized to give project participants a clearer idea of the problems they have to face when exploiting their results, and to exchange experiences and information in the field.

The meeting, which involved 54 participants from 12 EU countries, presented 45 projects funded by the Libraries sector: 37 from the Third Framework Programme, nine from the Telematics Applications programme of the Fourth Framework Programme, and four concerted actions. Four projects from other sectors and programmes were also presented.

The meeting examined the functions of an exploitation plan and the guidelines for its design, and dissemination actions taken by the ESPRIT programme were also presented. This was followed by the presentation of three European-funded projects with successful exploitation results: EUROCOR, from the "Telematics for transport" sector of the Telematics Applications programme; RAMA, from the ACTS (RACE) programme; and EDILIBE, from the Libraries sector.

Projects funded under the Libraries sector also presented their exploitation experiences as case studies (USEMARCON, MORE/ELSA, SPRINTEL and EURILIA). During two parallel sessions, different projects and one concerted action were used to illustrate important issues in the exploitation phase, including the legal aspects of exploitation, information copyright, organizational structures, commercial versus non-commercial exploitation, and products versus services exploitation.

The meeting concluded with the idea that, although there is not a general and unique solution for the exploitation of results, specific solutions for each project have to be found.

Source: European Commission, DG XIII
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