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03.01.2002

1. Commission acts to help researchers' biotech business skills

Komisja Europejska wspiera inicjatywę, która ma na celu pomóc badaczom i naukowcom polepszać zdolności potrzebne do tego aby dobry pomysł biotechnologiczny zamienić w udaną propozycję biznesową.

2. The future of European transport to be debated

Środowiskowe, badawcze i komercyjne implikacje transportu europejskiego oraz polityka, którą Unia Europejska przyjmuje w tej dziedzinie, będą dyskutowane na nadchodzącej debacie "Wyzwania transportu europejskiego", która odbędzie się 31 stycznia w Brukseli.

3. Spanish Presidency launches new European research and innovation information service

CORDIS, Serwis Informacyjny Badań i Rozwoju Komisji Europejskiej, oferuje serwis poświęcony Hiszpańskiej Prezydenturze Rady Badawczej. Nowy serwis informacyjny badań i innowacji jest aktualnie dostępny w języku hiszpańskim i będzie wkrótce dostępny w angielskim.

4. Competition for IST prize 2002 open

Komisja Europejska otworzyła konkurs na nagrodę "Przyjazne Społeczeństwo Informacyjne" (IST) w roku 2002, której wysokość wynosi 700 000 euro i która będzie wręczona w Kopenhadze, Dania, w grudniu na wydarzeniu IST 2002.



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1. Commission acts to help researchers' biotech business skills

Record Control Number : 17802

Date : 2002-01-02

Category : General policy

General Information :

The European Commission is supporting an initiative which aims to help researchers and scientists hone the skills needed to turn a good biotechnology idea into a successful business proposition.

The Commission has awarded 193,000 euro to the Biobiz company to host a series of workshops designed to educate potential biotech entrepreneurs on business requirements. Designed to deal with the specific characteristics of the biotechnology sector, the workshops will look at issues such as business plans, the dynamics of start ups and securing capital.

This will be the third round of this sort of workshop, following two previous successful rounds in previous years, with 25 of previous participants having gone on to establish their own companies. The funding for them comes under the Commission's 'Quality of life' programme, part of the Fifth Framework programme.

Workshops will take place between February 2002 and May 2003 and will take place in the following cities (in chronological order) : Cambridge, Heidelberg, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Strasbourg, Madrid, Stockholm, Dublin, Prague, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw, Hamburg and Vienna.

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Candidates will be selected according to the maturity of their
start up and their ability to show at least a basic understanding
of the issues and skills involved.

Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on a Commission press release
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, LIFE QUALITY
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Economic Aspects
Contact Person : For further information please contact:
Stephane Hogan
Research DG
Tel: +32-2-2962965
Fax: +32-2-2991860
E-mail: stephane.hogan@cec.eu.int

or visit the following web address:
http://www.eurobiobiz.com


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2. The future of European transport to be debated

Record Control Number : 17803

Date : 2002-01-02

Category : Event

General Information :

The environmental, research and commercial implications of European transport and the policies the European Union adopts in this area will be discussed at the forthcoming 'European transport challenges' debate taking place in Brussels on 31 January.

Attended by the EU Commissioner for Transport and Energy, Loyola de Palacio, the event will look closely at the contents of the recent European Commission White paper 'European transport for 2010: time to decide'. Other participants will include representatives from the Spanish government (which occupies the rotating European presidency) , representatives from road, air and sea associations and Members of the European Parliament.

The conference has been organised by Forum Europe in collaboration with the European automobile manufacturers association (ACEA) .

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Data Source Provider : Forum Europe
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media, Transport
Contact Person : For further information on the debate and registration, please
contact:

Clare Richardson
Forum Europe
Tel: +32-2-7361430
Fax: +32-2-7363216
E-mail: clare.richardson@forum-europe.com


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3. Spanish Presidency launches new European research and innovation information service

Record Control Number : 17805

Date : 2002-01-03

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and development information service, is offering a service dedicated to the Research Council's Spanish Presidency. The new research and innovation information service is currently available in Spanish and will shortly be available in English.

Developed jointly by CORDIS and the Spanish Ministry for science and technology led by Ms Ana Birulés, the service provides a window on research and innovation related activities carried out during the six months of the Presidency (January-June 2002) . The web service highlights the priorities of the Presidency, including the approval of the next Framework Programme and the development of the international dimension of research. The service will provide dynamic and timely information on research developments, work and actions led by Spain as well as in depth coverage of Presidency news and events.

In addition, the site introduces key institutions, public research organisations, infrastructures and funding opportunities in each autonomous community, along with relevant contacts and links. Detailed information on Spanish participation in European research programmes and other key figures are also available.

This new service will be helpful for those following discussions on the next Framework Programme and the European research area (ERA) . It will support the Spanish effort to better disseminate information to scientific and business communities in particular and society in general.

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Data Source Provider : CIMS
Document Reference : Based on information from service provider
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, FRAMEWORK 5C, ERA, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C, MS-E C
Subject Index Codes : Policies, Scientific Research, Information, Media, Legislation, Regulations
Contact Person : http://www.cordis.lu/spain


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4. Competition for IST prize 2002 open

Record Control Number : 17807

Date : 2002-01-03

Category : Programme implementation

General Information :

The European Commission has opened the competition for 2002's Information Society Technologies (IST) prize, an award of 700,000 euro, which will be awarded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December at the IST 2002 event.

Now in its eighth year, the IST prize is an award for groundbreaking products that represent the best of European innovation in information technology. It provides public recognition and a highly visible profile to entrepreneurial teams that excel in generating novel ideas and research and development (R&D) and converting them into marketable products.

Some 20 finalists will receive 5,000 euro, and will exhibit their products at the IST 2002 event. A jury will ten select three grand prize winners, who will each receive 200,000 euro as well as the European IST prize trophy.

The competition is organised by the European council of applied sciences and engineering (Euro-CASE) , with the sponsorship and support of the European Commission's IST programme.

Products entered into the competition should be at least a demonstrable prototype and, if already marketed, should have been introduced into the market after 1 June 2000. Entries must be submitted by 15 May 2002.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on information from Euro-CASE
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person : For further information on how to apply, please consult the
following web address:
http://www.it-prize.org


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