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Research and Development funding for major industrial projects

 

Connect, no. 103, November/December 1999, p.3

The European Union has now announced details of the most important R&D support programme for European manufacturing industry. £1.7bn (Euro 2.5bn) is available for major industrial projects from the Competitive and Substantial Growth (CSG) programme which is part of Framework 5 (covering 1999-2002, see November/December 1998 Connectfor details).

CSG (formerly called BRITE) will cover up to 50% of costs for projects lasting typically 2-3 years and of up to ~7m (Euro 10m) total cost. At least two companies or organisations from different EU Member States must be involved in any project.

The Specific Key Actions covered are:

  • Innovative products, processes and organisation of production:
    efficient production, design, extended product life, intelligent manufacturing, eco-efficient processes, waste recycling management of change etc.
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  • Sustainable mobility and intermodality:
    transport systems
  • Land transport and marine technologies:
    design fabrication, efficiency, environmental, vehicle/ship concepts etc.
  • New perspectives in aeronautics:
    design, fabrication, QC, safety, efficiency and environmental control of engines and airframes, air traffic management etc.
A brazed joint between two ceramic-matrix composite (CMC) tubes produced within a BRITE-Euram project concerned with the development of ultra high temperature heat exchanger

A brazed joint between two ceramic-matrix composite (CMC) tubes produced within a BRITE-Euram project concerned with the development of ultra high temperature heat exchanger

Crosscutting Generic Activities are also covered which include:

  • Materials and technologies for production and transformation:
    modelling and testing for materials application, improved properties, sustainable production, safety, efficiency and re-use - especially nanotechnology, biomaterials and optoelectronics.
  • New materials and production technologies for steel:
    iron and steel making, casting, rolling, joining etc.
  • Measurements and testing:
    technical support for standardisation, prevention of fraud, quality of measurement, certified reference materials etc.
  • Support for research infrastructures:
    availability and access to large scale research facilities, virtual institutes, reference databases etc.

The next submission date for proposals is: 15 March 2000 and at 6 monthly intervals thereafter. Any company wishing to discuss the suitability of a topic for submission and details of the proposal procedure and content should contact Keith Johnson or Dosten Baluch. E-mail: keith.johnson@twi.co.uk or dosten.baluch@twi.co.uk.

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