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17.05.2001

Programy Unii Europejskiej

1. Commission negotiates 19.4 million euro contract on genomics

Komisja Europejska rozpoczęła negocjacje z Europejskim Instytutem Bioinformatyki i z innymi europejskimi centrami badawczymi, mające na celu stworzenie narzędzi bioinformatycznych następnej generacji, które będą użyte do odkrycia tajemnic materiału genomicznego.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

2. Support for enterprises exploiting EU project results

Europejskie, partnerskie wydarzenie skupiające się na 'fabryce komórek', wspierane przez Wspólnotę Europejską w programie 'Jakość życia' w ramach Piątego Programu Ramowego, które ma się odbyć w Hamburgu, Niemcy, 9 Października, zaoferuje wsparcie przedsiębiorstw wykorzystujacych rezultaty swoich projektów fundowanych przez Unię Europejską.

3. EGII Managing the mosaic

Siódme warsztaty Komisji Europejskiej GI (globalna informacja) i GIS (globalne systemy informacyjne), nazwane 'EGGII, zarządzanie mozaiką', odbędą się w Poczdamie, Nimecy, od 13 do 15 czerwca 2001.

4. Invitation to participate in Netd@ys 2001

Komisja Europejska zaprasza organizacje do wzięcia udziału w wydarzeniu Netd@ys 2001, które odbędzie się od 19 do 25 listopada, przez prezentację projektu demonstrującego dobre edukacyjne wykorzystanie technologii sieciowej dla potrzeb ludzi młodych i kultury.

5. Funding higher education

Seminarium poświęcone edukacji wyższej odbędzie się w Helsinkach, Finlandia, 30-go i 31-go Sierpnia 2001.

6. WTN conference in London

Światowa sieć technologiczna (WTN - World Technology Network) organizuje konferencję w Londynie, 1-go i 2-go lipca.

7. Facing the facts: best practices of science-based technology transfer

Stowarzyszenie Europejskiej Nauki i Transferu Technologii (ASTP) jest gospodarzem swojej drugiej corocznej konferencji 31-go maja i 1-go czerwca 2001 w Monachium. Konferencja jest zatytułowana 'Patrząc na fakty: najlepsze praktyki transferu technologii opartego na nauce'.

8. Learning for the regional future

Trzytygodniowy, letni program uniwersytecki, zaprojektowany z myślą o tranferze wyników badawczych do praktyki, który odbędzie się od 3 do 20 września w Eisenerz, Austria, skoncentruje się wokół nauki o przyszłości regionalnej. Po letnim uniwersytecie odbędzie się Międzynarodowe Sympozjum, od 21 do 23 września, które będzie poświęcone przenoszeniu informacji do społeczeństwa.

9. Commission conference calls for greater coordination in cancer research

Filip Busquin, członek Komisji Europejskiej ds. Badań, będzie uczestnikiem konferencji w Brukseli, 22-go i 23-go maja, gdzie ma nadzieję połączyć ze sobą menedżerów badań nad rakiem i naukowców, w celu dyskusji nad sposobami poprawienia koordynacji ich pracy w Europie. Członek Komisji chce zaradzić znanej istniejącej fragmentacji bieżących wysiłków badawczych w Europie.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

10. JRC to invite tenders for GMO study

Połączone Centrum Badawcze Komisji Europejskiej (Joint Research Centre) wydało wcześmiejszą informację o konkursie na kontrakt na studium w dziedzinie genetycznie zmodyfikowancyh organizmów (GMO).

11. Mapping excellence in Europe's research and technological development

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Badań wydał wcześniejsze zawiadomienie o konkursie na odwzorowanie doskonałości badań i rozwoju technologicznego w Europie.

12. Calling Innovative SMEs...

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła nowy konkurs w ramach swojej działalności w Piątym Programie Ramowym na rzecz 'promocji innowacji i zachęcania małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw'


Programy Unii Europejskiej


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1. Commission negotiates 19.4 million euro contract on genomics

Record Control Number : 16799

Date : 2001-05-16

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

The European Commission has begun negotiations with the European bioinformatics institute and a number of other European research centres to develop the next generation of bioinformatics tools which will be used to unravel the secrets of genomic material.

The consortium, led by the European bioinformatics institute, which is part of the European molecular biology laboratory (EMBL) will develop cutting edge bioinformatic systems (basically computer technologies designed specifically for biological research) . The aim is to find faster and more comprehensive ways than currently exist to decipher the meaning of the rapidly growing amount of genomic data, which has surged recently with the climax of the human genome project.

'It is imperative for Europe to ensure its competitiveness in this field if we do not want to become a 'customer' for technologies developed elsewhere and a 'consumer' of products and services provided by our competitors,' said Peter Kind, acting Director of health research at the European Commission.

This is the first tangible result of Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin's initiative on 'Genomes for human health', launched less than six months ago, and it is the largest grant ever to be issued by the European Commission in support of bioinformatics.

'In the framework of the European Research Area, this project will permit our European bioinformatics institute and collaborators to develop powerful new informatics tools that are vital in the post-genomic era,' said Fotis Kafatos, Director-General of the EMBL

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on a Commission press release
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, LIFE QUALITY
Subject Index Codes : Biotechnology
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Michel Claessens
Information and communication unit
Tel. +32-2-2958220

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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2. Support for enterprises exploiting EU project results

Record Control Number : 16769

Date : 2001-05-10

Category : Event

General Information :

A European partnering event focusing on the 'cell factory', supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework programme's Quality of life programme and to be held in Hamburg, Germany on 9 October will offer support to enterprises exploiting the results of their EU funded projects.

CELLEXPLOIT is being organised by the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, the TechnologieStiftung Hesse GmbH, the NATI Technologieagentur Niedersachsen GmbH, St John's Innovation Centre from Cambridge and the CCI Rhône-Alpes from Lyon together with the IRC Network Thematic Group Biotechnology.

In addition to a technology market, the event also aims to offer a platform for young entrepreneurs, start-ups and spin-offs to present their ideas and contact potential clients and investors in an international high tech environment. Presentations of projects funded by the Community will also be given.

The event will be of particular interest to SMEs, including both producers and end users as well as research institutions and scientists in the fields of diagnostics, medicine, food, environment and pharmaceutical technologies.

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Data Source Provider : TechnologieStiftung Hessen GmbH, IRC-Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement by TechnologieStiftung Hessen GmbH, IRC-Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz
Programme Acronym : LIFE
Subject Index Codes : Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
Lidia Águeda
IRC Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate
Tel: +49 611 774 692
Fax: +49 611 774 620
E-mail: agueda@tsh-hessen.de

Online registration will be possible from the beginning of June at
the following web address:
http://www.cellexploit.net


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3. EGII Managing the mosaic

Record Control Number : 16773

Date : 2001-05-10

Category : Event

General Information :

The European Commission's seventh GI (global information) and GIS (global information systems) workshop, dubbed 'EGGII, managing the mosaic' will be held in Potsdam, Germany, from 13 to 15 June 2001.

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The deadline for registration is the 25th May 2001

Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Earth Sciences, Information, Media
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

E-mail ec-gis@jrc.it
http://www.ec-gis.org/Workshops/7ec-gis/

There are no registration fees for the workshop and registration
can be made via an on-line registration form.


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4. Invitation to participate in Netd@ys 2001

Record Control Number : 16778

Date : 2001-05-11

Category : Event

General Information :

The European Commission is inviting organisations to participate in Netd@ys 2001, being held from 19 until 25 November, by presenting a Netd@ys 'labelled' project demonstrating good educational use of online technology in the areas of youth and culture.

The key objective of Netd@ys is to raise awareness of the possibilities of using new media, sounds and images as resources for learning and teaching.

Previously, Netd@ys has focused on schools, which will this year become the target area for the eSchola initiative. Netd@ys 2001 will, for the first time, concentrate on youth issues. It will continue to promote the educational and cultural benefits of the Internet and new media for equipping European citizens with the skills which are necessary for full participation in the Information Society.

All projects meeting the Netd@ys philosophy will be officially confirmed as 'Netd@ys 2001 Projects'.

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Netd@ys projects can be submitted any time before the Netd@ys week.

Data Source Provider : European Commission, Education and Culture DG
Document Reference : Based on information from the Education and Culture DG
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training, Information, Media, Information Processing,
Information Systems
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.netdays2000.org

or contact the Netd@ys Team:
European Commission - DG Education and Culture
Multimedia Unit
Tel: +32 2 299 27 83
Fax: +32 2 296 62 97
E-mail: netdays@cec.eu.ing


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5. Funding higher education

Record Control Number : 16780

Date : 2001-05-11

Category : Event

General Information :

A seminar on financing higher education will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on 30 and 31 August 2001.

The seminar will provide a forum for analysing and debating current issues in financing in higher education. Discussion will take place in the perspective of current pressures that take two main directions, say the event organisers: On the one hand, ministries and other public funding agencies are required to cover more activities with less, unchanged or only slightly increased financial resources. On the other hand, higher education institutions within the changing environment are expected to respond to new needs.

'The seminar will be international in outlook, bringing in perspectives and models from various countries each with their history and present policy on higher education funding, These outlooks will provide background for discussions between policy makers and university representatives,' say the event organisers.

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The working language of the seminar will be English.

Data Source Provider : EARMA
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training
Contact Person : For further information, please see:

OECD/INHE
2 rue André Pascal
75775
Paris Cedex
France
Tel. +33-145249201
Fax +33-142240211
E-mail: jan.karlsson@oecd.org


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6. WTN conference in London

Record Control Number : 16781

Date : 2001-05-11

Category : Event

General Information :

The world technology network (WTN) will hold a conference in London, England on 1 and 2 July.

WTN was established in 1998 and is made up of leading scientists, financiers, business leaders, journalists and policymakers. Breakout sessions will include topics such as biotechnology, health and medicine, entrepreneurship.

Attendance is by invitation and application only. Please see the details below of how to apply.

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Data Source Provider : WTN
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

URL: http://www.wtn.net/summit.wtn

For applications to attend please email cv/'bio' along with a note
explaining why you are interested in serving as a delegate to Neil
Davison at the following address:

E-mail: neil@wtn.net


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7. Facing the facts: best practices of science-based technology transfer

Record Control Number : 16788

Date : 2001-05-14

Category : Event

General Information :

The Association of European science and technology transfer professionals (ASTP) hosts its second annual conference on 31 May and 1 June 2001 in Munich, Germany. The conference is entitled 'Facing the facts: best practices of science-based technology transfer'.

Plenary and parallel sessions led by experienced speakers will cover a wide range of subjects including a recent ASTP survey on facts and figures of European technology transfer. The conference will highlight the most recent developments to date and every day problems in university-industry technology transfer, for example internal organisation, patent law, the specific and innovative complexities of strategic alliances and the valuation of ICT

- and Biotech-technologies.

Key themes of the event are:

- Technology transfer in different European countries as well as in the USA;

- Surveying technology transfer in Europe and the USA;

- Perspectives of university seed and venture capital funds;

- Supra university techtransfer;

- Valuation of technology: ICT and bio-technology;

- University patent law: comparisons and differences within Europe;

- Strategic alliances with universities;

- Internal organisation of university technology transfer;

- Social program, including a visit to 'Bavaria Valley'.

The event hopes to attract around 150 people related to technology transfer within Europe and Israel.

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Data Source Provider : EARMA
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : Digital information about ASTP can be found at:

http://www.astp.net

For detailed information on the second annual conference, including
registration form please visit:

http://www.science-alliance.nl/english/munchen2001.htm

For further information please contact:

ASTP
Koninginnegracht 22
2514 AB Den Haag
The Netherlands
Tel. +31-70-3926374
Fax +31-70-3926375
E-mail: E-mail: secretary@astp.net


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8. Learning for the regional future

Record Control Number : 16789

Date : 2001-05-14

Category : Event

General Information :

Designed as a know-how-transfer institution for research results into practice, a three week summer university programme running from 3 until 20 September in Eisenerz, Austria, will centre around learning for the regional future. Summer university will be followed by an International Symposium, on 21 to 23 September, will focus on the shift for the information to the knowledge society.

Week one of the summer university will deal with cross border projects, week two with investments from the international to the enterprise level, particularly within the EU and week three with networking through the linking of people.

The international symposium focusing on the effects of the shift from the information to the knowledge society, will devote particular attention to the diffusion of innovations and the empowerment of regions by strengthening their local potentials.

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Data Source Provider : University of Graz
Document Reference : Based on information from the University of Graz
Subject Index Codes : Regional Development, Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/geowww


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9. Commission conference calls for greater coordination in cancer research

Record Control Number : 16800

Date : 2001-05-16

Category : Event

General Information :

Philippe Busquin, the European Commissioner for Research, will attend a conference in Brussels on 22 and 23 May where he hopes to bring cancer research managers and researchers together to discuss ways of improving the coordination of their work in Europe. The Commissioner wants to remedy the acknowledged existing fragmentation of current research efforts in Europe.

'The whole subject of cancer research requires a European approach because a large, cooperative effort is needed to ensure that every European citizen will rapidly profit from the revolution of knowledge in cancer management.'

The meeting will bring together 45 leading cancer researchers, clinicians and cancer research managers from 30 countries. The aim is to promote linkages and increased coherence of European efforts related to surveillance, cooperation, transfer of knowledge and evaluation.

Professor Zur Hausen, Head of the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German cancer research centre) welcomed the initiative. 'Improving the exchange of information between leading scientists and clinicians in European cancer research clearly has the potential to lead to wider understanding of mechanisms of cancer development and to a higher quality in assessment, prevention, diagnosis and therapy. This should have [an] impact on clinical practitioners and contribute in general to improved scientific quality of European medical research,' he said.

The EU has supported cancer research for the last ten years and its proposal for the next RTD Framework programme, which will begin in 2002, includes and identifies cancer as a topic for research, particularly with the objective of integrating new genomics based tools with more conventional approaches towards curing cancer.

'The European programmes only represent a few per cent of funding for cancer research in Europe. Many actors are involved. I want to bring everyone around the table and discuss how we can better organise the massive work that is still to be done,' says Busquin.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : ERA
Subject Index Codes : Medicine, Health, Policies, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Dr. Baig
European Commission
Research DG
Health Research Directorate
Tel. +32-2-2963437
Fax +32-2-2955365
E-mail : shahid.baig@cec.eu.int

Mr. Michel Claessens
European Commission
Research DG
Information and communication Unit
Tel. +32-2-2959971
Fax +32-2-2958220
E-mail: michel.claessens@cec.eu.int

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej


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10. JRC to invite tenders for GMO study

Record Control Number : 16770

Date : 2001-05-10

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has given prior information of a call for tenders for a study contract in the field of genetically modified organisms (GMO) .

The contract will involve collaboration for the development of methods for the detection, identification and quantification of genetically modified organisms.

The contract will cover a total period of four years and will be renewable every year. The allocated budget will be between 50,000 and 70,000 euro per year.

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The estimated date for initiating the award procedure is 30.09.2001

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No S 89-060952 of 10.05.2001, p.69
Subject Index Codes : Food, Agriculture, Scientific Research


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11. Mapping excellence in Europe's research and technological development

Record Control Number : 16771

Date : 2001-05-10

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission's Research DG has given prior notification of a call for tenders for the mapping of excellence in research and technological development in Europe.

Mapping excellence in research and technological development at a European level aims at providing useful intelligence allowing greater advantage to be taken of the potential of excellent competencies across Europe.

The Commission envisages concluding several contracts to map excellence in research and technological development in Europe, in a limited number of fields in the following areas:

- life sciences;

- nanotechnologies;

- economics.

It is also intended that an additional contract will be concluded to ensure the presentation and the dissemination of the results.

The result of this mapping exercise should be the identification of an adequate number of entities in each of the selected fields. The approach adopted is a modulated indicators-based approach, combining bibliometric studies and peer review.

The estimated value of each contract for the mapping (1 per area) is 100,000 euro, and the estimated value of the additional contract for the presentation and dissemination of the results is 200,000 euro.

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The estimated date for initiating the award procedure is 30.06.2001

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No S 89-060953 of 10.05.2001, p.70
Subject Index Codes : Evaluation, Standards, Life Sciences, Economic Aspects


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12. Calling Innovative SMEs...

Record Control Number : 16795

Date : 2001-05-15

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals under its Fifth Framework Programme's activity for the 'promotion of innovation and encouragement of SMEs.'

Those eligible to participate in indirect RTD actions under the specific programme are invited to submit proposals on mechanisms to facilitate the setting up and development of innovative firms.

The call for proposals covers separate actions and sub-actions.

- Thematic networks of economic areas of excellence to stimulate the exchange of information, good practices and competencies on the creation and development of innovative start up firms.

- Cross-border RTD projects to validate and disseminate instruments and approaches to innovative enterprise creation and development.

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- Transfer of successful existing support schemes to Newly Associated Countries (NACs) ;

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- Design and implementation of new concepts to stimulate the creation of innovative start-ups.

- Accompanying Measures to include one of the following:

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- Interaction and management of the thematic networks and projects, in order to organise the activities of information, the dissemination and exchange of experiences and communication;

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- Innovation policy interface for the extraction of lessons from the thematic networks and projects;

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- Creation of a European network of start-up representatives and a European network of start-up service providers.

Each proposal must address only one of the above-mentioned actions and sub-actions, which should be clearly identified.

The indicative budget available for this call is 16 million euro.

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The deadline for receipt of proposals is 14 September 2001 by 17.00
(Luxembourg local time) .

Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to
consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the
European Communities at the reference below.

In all correspondence relating to this call (e.g., when requesting
information, or submitting a proposal) please make sure to cite
the relevant call identifier (INN/01/01) .

Data Source Provider : Official Journal of the European Communities
Document Reference : OJ No C 141 of 15.05.2001, p.18.
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INNOVATION-SME
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : Information on these rules and on how to prepare and submit
proposals is given in the Guide for Proposers, which can be
obtained, along with the work programme and other information
relating to this call, from the European Commission using one of
the following addresses:

European Commission
Innovation & SMEs Information Desk
DG ENTERPRISE
Office EUFO 2/286
Rue Alcide de Gasperi
L-2920 LUXEMBOURG
E-mail: innovation@ cec.eu.int
Fax +352- 4301- 32084
http://www.cordis.lu/innovation-smes/calls/200101.htm


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