The activity of Nanotechnologies, Materials and Production Technologies has a strong socioeconomic relevance. Nanotechnologies enable novel solutions and could result in improved performance in the entire production sector as well as in the health/medicine/agriculture domains.
The design of new
With environmental concerns having grown in visibility in recent years, this is the time to pursue actions for a sustainable and environmentally friendly Europe. That will require extensive environmental research and development as we endeavour to contribute to tackling these major 21st century
The 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is the EC’s tool to co-finance research, technological development and demonstration projects in order to respond to Europe's needs in terms of jobs and competitiveness, and to maintain leadership in the global knowledge
The European transport system is a vital element of European economic and social prosperity. It serves key roles in the transportation of people and goods in a local, regional, national, European and international context. This theme will address some of the ongoing challenges, as recognised in the
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are critical to creating jobs and improving quality of life across Europe.
Although the ICT sector is itself worth 6-8% of the EU’s GDP, their importance goes well beyond that - ICTs are also vital to:
meeting the globalization challenge by