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Fellow Member to the Innovation Relay Centres - Latvia

The official inauguration of the FEMIRC-Latvia (Fellow Member to the Innovation Relay Centres) took place on 20 May 1997. Established with financial support from the European Commission (INCO-COPERNICUS), the aim of the FEMIRC-Latvia is to improve the integration of the Latvia...
The official inauguration of the FEMIRC-Latvia (Fellow Member to the Innovation Relay Centres) took place on 20 May 1997. Established with financial support from the European Commission (INCO-COPERNICUS), the aim of the FEMIRC-Latvia is to improve the integration of the Latvian research and industry sectors with European Union R&D activities.

Services to be provided by the Centre will include:

- Provision of information and advice on Community RTD programmes and opportunities to respond to calls for proposals;
- Use of electronic networking and electronically accessible databases;
- Provision of assistance for the submission of proposals to Community RTD programmes;
- Provision of information to interested organizations in the EU about RTD potential in Latvia;
- Awareness actions on innovation and technology transfer;
- Assistance and advice on technology transfer;
- Training on technology marketing and exploitation of RTD;
- Assistance to local companies in the definition of their technology requirements;
- Activities to inform Latvian society about the principles of the Global Information Society.

The partner organizations of FEMIRC-Latvia are the Latvian Technological Centre (LTC), the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Latvian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The VDI/VDE Technologiezentrum Informationstechnik GmbH (Germany) is the "Twin Partner" of the Centre, offering advice and support in the starting-up phase. FEMIRC-Latvia works in cooperation with the Latvian governmental institutions. Its activities cover all of the territory of Latvia.

Source: FEMIRC-Latvia

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