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Towards European Sectorial Testing Networks for Environmental Technologies

Objective

Given that the market for environmentally sound technologies (EsTs) is an international one and that the verification and testing of these technologies occur only to a limited extent, there is an urgent need to set up verification and testing centres for E sTs. TESTNET aims to enhance the application of EsTs through the development of a European structure for the production of reliable and independent performance data for EsTs. TESTNET will cover two technology areas: "water technologies" and "clean producti on", while environmental monitoring will be included in these technologies. The strategic objective of TESTNET will be met through: - the identification of promising EsTs and innovative solutions for verification; - the design of a system for testing and v erifying new and existing EsTs; - validation of the functionality of the verification system for the selected technology areas and for different types of organisational solutions; -a sustainable follow-up of the verification system and networks, including a financially sound and reliable structure and organisation as well as the involvement of relevant stakeholders in the networks. TESTNET will provide a powerful boost to the execution of the actual Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP), in which o ne of the priorities is to launch testing networks for EsTs. The European Commission is currently examining the best concept for a European EsT testing programme. The outcome of this study will be analysed and used as input in TESTNET. Lessons learned from the EPA Environmental Technology Verification programme in the United States will also be incorporated in the project. A consortium of European sector organisations and leading research institutes in the field of EsTs has been composed to ensure that the tasks of TESTNET are completed. The consortium spans the EU-25, including representation from the new member states, and has considerable participation among SME's (26%). 018311_TESTNET_26082005.cpf

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-GLOBAL-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
Netherlands

Participants (11)

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Greece
Address
Patriarchou Gregoriou Str.
Aghia Paraskevi
DHI - INSTITUT FOR VAND OG MILJOE
Denmark
Address
Agern Alle 5
Hoersholm
GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA
Poland
Address
Plac Gwarkow 1
Katowice
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Address
Haelsingegatan 43
Stockholm
KIWA NV
Netherlands
Address
Sir Winston Churchilllaan 273
Rijswijk Zh
FUNDACION INASMET
Spain
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 2, Parque Tecnologico Miramon
San Sebastian
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo
AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE
France
Address
2, Square Lafayette
Angers
ASSOCIATION DES EXPLOITANTS D'EQUIPEMENTS DE MESURE, DE REGULATION ET D'AUTOMATISME - EXERA
France
Address
Rue De Rocroy 9
Paris
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi, 200
Brussels
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATIONS
Belgium
Address
Boulevard A. Reyers 80
Brussels