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19.07.2001

Informacje dotyczące Polski

1. Candidate countries share concern and support for FP6 proposals. 

Kraje kandydujące podzielają zarówno zainteresowanie jak i wsparcie dla Szóstego Programu Ramowego Unii Europejskiej, który wyłonił się 12 lipca po pierwszych spotkaniach pomiędzy ministrami ds. badań z 15 państw Unii, ich 13 odpowiedników z państw kandydujących i Członka Komisji Europejskiej ds. Badań Filipa Busquina.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

2. A professional approach to technology transfer 

Stowarzyszenie Europejskich Profesjonalistów Nauki i Trasferu Technologii (ASTP) organizuje 11 i 12 Października w Barcelonie, Hiszpania, kurs na temat 'Wydawanie patentów i licencji oparte na  nauce'.

3. Rotterdam landing for business angels 

Serge Kubla, obecny  dyrektor rady Przemysłu Unii Europejskiej, otworzy dwudniowe wydarzenie w Rotterdamie, Holandia, 25 i 26 Września, które skupi się na kierunkach biznesu w Europie.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

4. Commission launches call for proposals on SME innovation and participation 

Komisja Europejska ogłosiła konkurs na pośrednie akcje badawcze i rozwoju technologicznego w specyficznym programie badań, rozwoju technologicznego i demonstracji na temat promocji innowacji i zachęcania do udziału w FP5 (1998 - 2002) małych i średnich przedsiebiorstw. 

5. Study on endocrine disruptor substance data collection 

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Środowiska ogłosił konkurs na studium poświęcone gromadzeniu informacji na temat substancji w przerywaczach wydzielania dokrewnego (endocrine disrupters).

6. Commission calls for evaluation of substances in endocrine disrupters 

Zarząd Główny Komisji Europejskiej ds. Środowiska ogłosił konkurs na naukową ocenę 10 do 15 substancji w kontekście listy priorytetowych akcji w dziedzinie przerywaczy wydzielania dokrewnego

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7. GEANT - the European research backbone - moves step nearer 

 
5 lipca w Cambridge, Wielka Brytania, podpisano trzy ważne kontrakty, na dostarczenie wielogigabitowego połączenia, centralnej części proponowanej pan-Europejskiej sieci badawczej GEANT, kofinansowanej przez Komisję Europejską.

8. New innovation policy studies published on CORDIS 

CORDIS, Serwis Informacyjny Badań i Rozwoju Komisji Europejskiej, przedstawia pierwszy z serii nowych publikacji na temat innowacyjnych studiów.  

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1. Candidate countries share concern and support for FP6 proposals. 

Record Control Number : 17083

Date : 2001-07-13

Category : General policy

General Information :

Candidate countries share both concern and support for the EU's FP6 (Sixth Framework programme) , it emerged on 12 July following the first meeting between all 15 Member State research ministers, their 13 counterparts from the candidate countries and Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin. 

The aim of the informal meeting was to discuss the participation of the candidate countries in the next (Sixth) Framework programme and the European research area (ERA) . 

In order to ensure that every participant was able to state their case, Mr Busquin invited each minister to speak for five minutes on the opinions on the proposals for the next framework programme and the creation of an ERA in an enlarged Europe. 

Obviously each candidate country has their own priorities and concerns with regard to EU research policy and participation in the Framework programmes, but when asked later by CORDIS News whether any common themes arose in the meeting, the issues of smaller countries, research priorities and coherence were mentioned. 

Representing Malta, Minister Louis Galea expressed his concern that the smaller countries will lose out following accession, and stated that the seven priorities outlined by the Commission are 'not the most relevant' for these countries. Malta would like to see the inclusion of areas such as culture and heritage, marine sciences and telematic sciences, he said. 

The Slovenian minister, Dr Lucija Cok reiterated this concern about the smaller candidate countries, expressing the concern that integrated projects, a new instrument proposed by the Commission, will offer fewer opportunities for the small countries. 

Commissioner Busquin attempted to alleviate this concern, saying that although he understands such worries, it is a mistake to think in terms of smaller and larger countries. We must instead think in terms of critical mass, he said, but we can't do this by spreading our resources too thinly. 

The Hungarian and Polish ministers were keen to emphasise that although there are concerns, there is also agreement on positive aspects of the next Framework programme between the candidate countries. 

Hungarian Minister József Pálinkás stressed that all of the candidate countries generally agree that the direction of the Sixth Framework programme (FP6) is correct, highlighting in particular the need for concentration and subsidiarity. He highlighted the importance of maintaining national programmes for addressing national problems, and called for coherence between national programmes and European efforts. Another common issue between candidate countries is the desire for full participation in the structuring of the programme following accession. 

From Poland, Minister Andrzej Wiszniewski emphasised that one of the aims of the meeting was to find a compromise, and he emphasised that the next Framework programme must suit both the best developed candidate countries as well as those which still need to catch up. 

Other issues discussed at the meeting included centres of excellence, networks of excellence and. payment methods. Mr Busquin emphasised that researcher mobility between the current Member States and the candidate countries must be a two way street, a point supported by Polish minister Wiszniewski, who argued that a one way street would be 'either charity or robbery'. The Commission is currently examining the possibility of a research scholarship covering two years abroad and a third year back in the researcher's home country. 

Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen, speaking at the meeting, emphasised that the enlargement in the area of research is no longer a matter of negotiation (as the relevant chapters have now been closed with all accession countries) but of practical measures to ensure the full integration of candidate countries as equal partners in the ERA. 

'Practically, we can see however that the benefits are unevenly distributed. We cannot and will not accept this,' he continued. He appealed to the candidate countries to improve their negotiation capacities and research infrastructure so that they can better benefit from the enlargement process. 

'We want integration, we want partnership and common benefits. Don't hold back therefore from laying your suggestions on the table, so that we can come closer to this goal,' Commissioner Verheugen concluded. 
Text :

Remarks :

Data Source Provider : CORDIS News attendance at a press conference
Document Reference : Based on CORDIS News attendance at a press conference
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Policies, Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation, Regional Development

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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2. A professional approach to technology transfer 

Record Control Number: 17088

Date: 2001-07-13

Category: Event

General Information:

The Association of European science and technology transfer professionals (ASTP) is organizing a hands-on course on 'Science-based patenting and licensing' on 11 and 12 October 2001 in Barcelona, Spain. 

Plenary and parallel sessions led by experienced speakers from Europe as well as the USA will cover a wide range of subjects. The conference will highlight the most recent developments to date and every day problems in university-industry patenting and licensing. 

Key themes of the event are (provisionally): 

- patenting the post-genomics era 

- patent strategy 

- patentability of research tools 

- experimental use exemption 

- protecting software and databases 

- establishing inventorship and ownership 

- dealing with infringement and enforcement 

- licensing research tools and databases 

- effective licensing from universities 

- licensing: valuation and structuring considerations (equity, royalty, running royalty) 

- role play 

The conference will take place in the Hotel Melia Confort Campus of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain and hopes to attract around 100 people related to technology transfer within Europe and Israel. 
Data Source Provider: ASTP

Document Reference: Based on an event announcement

Subject Index : Coordination, Cooperation; Information, Media

Contact Person:

For further information please contact:
ASTP
Koninginnegracht 22
2514 AB Den Haag
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-70-392 63 74
Fax: +31-70-392 63 75
E-mail: secretary@astp.net

http://www.astp.net
website available at the end of August


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3. Rotterdam landing for business angels 

Record Control Number: 17094

Date: 2001-07-16

Category: Event

General Information:

Serge Kubla, the present head of the European Union's Industry council, will open a two day event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 25 and 26 September focusing on the role of business angels in Europe. 

The event, which has been organised in cooperation with the European Commission's DG Enterprise, will look at individual countries' approaches to business angels, best practice and statistics from Europe, case studies, network building and offers of opportunities for partnering. 

Representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament, Dutch government and the city of Rotterdam will all speak at the event. 
Data Source Provider: EBAN

Document Reference: Based on an event announcement

Subject Index : Economic Aspects; Coordination, Cooperation

Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:
info@eban.org
http://www.eban.org

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej


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4. Commission launches call for proposals on SME innovation and participation 

Record Control Number: 17087

Date: 2001-07-13

Category: Tender

General Information:

The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for indirect research and technological development (RTD) actions under the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration on promotion of innovation and encouragement of SME participation (1998 to 2002). 

This is a pilot action of a new tool proposed for the next Framework programme: collective research projects. Collective research projects aim to expand the knowledge base of large groups of SMEs being confronted with common challenges, which range from increased legislative requirements to enhanced competition from companies outside Europe. 

The call relates to: Part 1: Expressions of interest, specified under Part 1, called by a fixed deadline following which evaluation will take place. Part 2: A restricted call for proposals, specified under Part 2, called by a fixed deadline following which evaluation will take place. 

Part 1 The expressions of interest will help the Commission in identifying topics that best satisfy the objectives of the further restricted call for proposals and encourage the retained Expression of Interest to submit a full proposal. The expressions of Interest has to fulfil the following requirements: 

- provide information on the objectives, relevance to SMEs and innovative nature of the proposal; 

- describe the Community added value and the potential contribution to Community social objectives of the proposal; 

- describe the research content and explain how will the future results be disseminated; 

- present briefly the foreseen partnership, resources to be used and management approach. 

Part 2 This call for proposals is restricted to expressions of interest mentioned above and retained by the European Commission under the call for expression of interest. Other proposals will not be accepted. Proposals have to fulfil the following requirements: 

- provide information on the objectives, relevance to SMEs and innovative nature of the proposal; 

- describe the Community added value and the potential contribution to Community social objectives of the proposal; 

- describe the research content and explain how will the future results be disseminated; 

- present in detail the foreseen partnership, resources to be used and management approach. 

The indicative budget for Part 2 is 5.5 million euro. 
Remarks:

The deadline for submitting proposal documents for Part 1 is
19.09.2001.
The deadline for submitting proposal documents for Part 2 is
20.02.2002

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.

Data Source Provider: Official Journal of the European Communities

Document Reference: OJ No C 198 of 13.07.2001, p.13

Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; INNOVATION-SME

Subject Index : Economic Aspects; Scientific Research

Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:

SME Help Desk
European Commission
Directorate-General for Science, Research and Development
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels

Fax +32-2-295 7110
E-mail: research-sme@cec.eu.int
http://www.cordis.lu/sme/src/200101.htm


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5. Study on endocrine disruptor substance data collection 

Record Control Number: 17112

Date: 2001-07-19

Category: Tender

General Information:

The European Commission's Environment DG has announced a call for tenders for a study on the gathering of information on substances in endocrine disrupters with insufficient data. 

The objectives of the contract are: 

- to define a methodology by which to investigate 435 candidate substances identified in the BKH report with a view to establishing priorities for further evaluation of the role of these substances in endocrine disrupters; 

- to gather data/information on these 435 substances, in accordance with the methodology defined; 

- to define an iterative mechanism by which new substances may be included or existing substances removed from the candidate list of substances as new evidence comes to light. 

The contact will last nine months from the date of signature. 
Remarks:

The deadline for requesting tender documents is 16.08.2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents 31.08.2001.

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 137-093612 of 19.07.2001, p.51

Subject Index : Environmental Protection; Scientific Research

Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Environment
Attn: Mrs Gail Kent
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-299 4449

For administrative and financial matters:
Tel: +32-2-296 0008
For technical matters:
Tel: +32-2-296 8118


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6. Commission calls for evaluation of substances in endocrine disrupters 

Record Control Number: 17111

Date: 2001-07-19

Category: Tender

General Information:

The European Commission's Environment DG has announced a call to tender for a scientific evaluation of 10 to 15 substances in the context of the endocrine disrupter priority list of actions. 

The goal of the study is to conduct an in depth evaluation of nine candidate substances for which scientific evidence of endocrine disruption or potential endocrine disruption was identified in the BKH report, and which are neither restricted nor currently being addressed under existing Community legislation. 

In addition, an in depth evaluation of three synthetic/natural hormones 

- oestrone, ethinyl oestradiol and oestradiol 

- shall be carried out, with particular focus on up to date evidence of environmental exposure and related effects of these substances. Specific cases of consumer or ecosystem exposure to these substances, with particular attention to potentially vulnerable consumer groups such as children shall be identified where appropriate. 

The contract will last six months from the date of signature. 
Remarks:

The deadline for requesting tender documents is 16.08.2001.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 31.08.2001.

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 137-093615 of 19.07.2001, p.54

Subject Index : Environmental Protection; Scientific Research

Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Environment
Attn Mrs Gail Kent
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-299 4449

For administrative and financial matters:
Tel: +32-2-296 0008
For technical matters:
Tel: +32-2-296 8118

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7. GEANT - the European research backbone - moves step nearer 

Record Control Number: 17092

Date: 2001-07-16

Category: Miscellaneous

General Information:

Three milestone contracts were signed on 5 July in Cambridge, UK, for the provision of multi-Gigabit connectivity, a central part of the proposed GEANT, the pan-European research network co-funded by the European Commission. 

GEANT plans to be operational by November this year and will provide links between the research and education communities, covering over 3000 organisations, in 31 countries at speeds of up to 10 Gigabits a second 

Three major contractors involved will provide 118 Gigabits of its total of 120 Gigabits used by GEANT. The contracts were signed by DANTE, the coordinating partner of the project, with COLT telecom, Telia international carrier and T-systems. 
Data Source Provider: DANTE

Document Reference: Based on a press release

Subject Index : Scientific Research; Coordination, Cooperation

Contact Person:

For further information, please contact:
Marine Chartois
DANTE
Tel: +44-1223-302992
Fax: +44-1223-303005
E-mail: marine.chartois@dante.co.uk
http://www.dante.net/geant

Related News: 15787; 17028


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8. New innovation policy studies published on CORDIS 

Record Control Number: 17105

Date: 2001-07-18

Category: Publication

General Information:

CORDIS, The European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is hosting the first in a series of new publications on innovation studies. 

The publication 'Building an innovative economy in Europe', allows users to access 12 reports addressing priority policy issues and analysis of trends and impacts of European Innovation policy. Full reports are accessible at the click of a mouse on topics such as innovation policy, technology transfer, innovation finance, innovation management and regional issues and approaches. 

The studies offer a wide overview on and improved understanding of current innovation activity, emerging barriers and needs and the results of existing policy instruments at national and Community levels. 

The site also offers links to previous studies on innovation related issues as well as a presentation of forthcoming studies. All the documents will add to forthcoming information on the European innovation scoreboard, which will be published in September 2001. 

The insights offered by these studies provide valuable support to public policy makers' efforts as well as relevant background information for all innovation stakeholders, including small and medium enterprises (SME) managers. 
Data Source Provider: CIMS

Document Reference: Based on information from service provider

Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; FRAMEWORK 4C; INNOVATION-SME; ERA

Subject Index : Information, Media; Economic Aspects; Regional
Development; Policies; Innovation, Technology Transfer;
Legislation, Regulations

Contact Person:

http://www.cordis.lu/innovation-smes/studies/2001/home.html


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