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10.01.2002

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1. Innovative anatomy software scoops EuroPrix multimedia prize for learning and e-education

Firma brytyjska, która jest autorem programu umożliwiającego oglądanie dokładnych trójwymiarowych obrazów ludzkiej anatomii, wygrała multimedialną nagrodę za nuczanie i e-edukację - EuroPrix.

2. Nobel prize winner calls for democratisation of science

Laureat nagrody Nobla, profesro Sir Harold Kroto wezwał do polepszenia komunikacji pomiędzy naukowcami i opinią publiczną i nalegał na to, żeby naukowcy robili lepszy użytek z Internetu aby zdemokratyzować naukę.

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

3. Assessing the impact of eBusiness on trade

Wpływ eBiznesu na handel hurtowy i zewnętrzny będzie dyskutowany na sympozjum na temat "Handel między przedsiębiorstwami z perspektywy handlu hurtowego i zewnętrznego", które odbędzie się 19 marca na Uniwersytecie Saarlanda w Saarbrücken, Niemcy.

4. Paris to host forum on research, innovation and technologies management

Drugie międzynarodowe forum zarządzania badaniami, innowacją i technologiami odbędzie się w Paryżu, od 14 do 15 lutego.

5. Bologna conference to examine role of IT in car sharing

Konferencja na temat "Wspólne używanie samochodów w praktyce: inteligientny serwis dla mobilności osób" odbędzie się w Bolonii, Włochy, 6 lutego 2002.

Konkursy i oferty Unii Europejskiej

6. Commission calls for support in evaluation of FP6 project proposals

Komisja Europejska opublikowała wcześniejszą informację o kontrakcie, na rozwój i dostarczenie usług wspierania dostarczania i oceny ofert w Szóstym Programie Ramowym.

7. Commission to call for evaluation of Community research activities

Komisja Europejska wydała wcześniejszą informację o konkursie na serię badań na wycenę działalności badawczych Wspólnoty, włączając Europejską Dziedzinę Badań (ERA), Euratom, programy ramowe Komisji Europejskiej oraz konkretne programy badawcze, za okres od roku 1999 do 2003.


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1. Innovative anatomy software scoops EuroPrix multimedia prize for learning and e-education

Record Control Number : 17821

Date : 2002-01-08

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

A UK company which has designed software providing detailed 3D images of human anatomy has won the EuroPrix multimedia prize for learning and e-education.

The Interactive Series CD ROMs, produced by the UK's Primal Pictures, provide a digital alternative to using cadavers for medical teaching. The CD ROMs provide the first ever complete 3D anatomical model of the body. Each displays an anatomically correct graphic model of part of the body built into a three dimensional model from MRI and CT scans using sophisticated computer graphics. Primal's products, developed over the past 10 years, now include the entire muscular-skeletal system and the spine.

'The word 'anatomy' does not really reflect the nature of innovation in our products,' explained Chris Briscoe, creative director at Primal Pictures. 'These are the most advanced 3D models of anatomical structures ever built.'

The award, voted by a jury of users and educators, was presented at the EuroPrix gala in Lisbon, Portugal, in December 2001.

The overall EuroPrix prize was awarded to the Bosch Universe web site, an interactive presentation of the complete oeuvre of Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. The site was created through cooperation between the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the V2_Lab and Ra.nj. digital entertainment, all in Rotterdam, and ZaPPWeRK, in Delft. The EuroPrix students award was presented to the 's/He'll survive' CD ROM, featuring original artistic work first exhibited at the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam.

Emma.fm, an invention from Frantic Media in Helsinki, Finland, which allows users to pay for digital music using their mobile phone, won the category for e-business and supporting SMEs in the marketplace. The Polish Customs Service took the mobile multimedia prize for its WAP service delivering up-to-the-minute delay times at border crossing points to mobile phones. The interactive fiction and story telling category was picked up by Banja, an online game created by Team cHmAn, based in La Madeleine, France.

EuroPrix 2002 will kick off with a launch event at the Milia interactive content exhibition in Cannes, France from 4 to 8 February 2002.

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Data Source Provider : Glasgows, UK
Document Reference : Based on information provided by Glasgows, UK
Subject Index Codes : Medicine, Health, Information Processing, Information Systems,
Innovation, Technology Transfer, Education, Training
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Sloan Hickman
Primal Pictures Ltd.
Tennyson House
159 - 165 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5PA
UK
Tel: +44 207 637 1010
Fax: +44 207 636 7776
E-mail: sloan@primalpictures.com
http://www.primalpictures.com

or consult the following web addresses:

http://www.ukishelp.co.uk

http://www.milia.com
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2. Nobel prize winner calls for democratisation of science

Record Control Number : 17826

Date : 2002-01-09

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

Nobel laureate professor Sir Harold Kroto has called for better communication between scientists and the public and urged scientists to make better use of the Internet to democratise science.

At this year's Save British Science (SBS) society distinguished lecture, Sir Harold says: 'At this time when science and technology are making great advances and contributions to society, and also when new technologies can have potentially powerful beneficial and disadvantageous effects, it is vital that scientists talk directly to the public.

'The Internet allows them to do this on a large scale. It is a true democratisation of the interaction between science and the public.'

Using videos and other media, Sir Harold plans to demonstrate the power of modern communications technology in enabling non-scientists to debate scientific and technological developments with experts.

Dr Peter Cotgreave, Director of SBS, said: 'We are delighted that Harry Kroto will use the SBS lecture to call for more scientists to involve themselves in directly communicating with a wide public. Scientists like Darwin and Einstein, whose research had profound effects on the way we see out world, understood the need to communicate widely. In the 20th century, the scientific community started to lose that understanding.

'If we are to maintain the trust of the general public, and move forward with democratic consent, Harry Kroto is right that we must now learn to use the new technology to engage with a wide audience, ' he added.

Sir Harold won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of a new form of carbon.

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Data Source Provider : SBS
Document Reference : Based on information provided by SBS
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C, SCIENCE-SOCIETY C
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Information Processing, Information Systems, Telecommunications
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Dr Peter Cotgreave
Save British Science
Tel: +44 207 679 4995
E-mail: peter.cotgreave@ucl.ac.uk
http://www.savebritishscience.org.uk
Related News : 17776

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3. Assessing the impact of eBusiness on trade

Record Control Number : 17818

Date : 2002-01-07

Category : Event

General Information :

The impact of eBusiness on wholesale and external trade will be discussed at a symposium on 'Business to business trade from the perspective of wholesale and external trade' at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany on 19 March.

Global competition, rapid advances in modern information and communications technology and increasing vertical and horizontal cooperation are some of the issues affecting the future development of business to business (B2B) trade, and will be discussed at the event by representatives from business and universities. The symposium will also focus on whether eBusiness is a threat to traditional wholesale and external trade.

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Data Source Provider : Universität des Saarlandes
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : MS-D C
Subject Index Codes : Economic Aspects, Information Processing, Information Systems
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.wiwi.uni-sb.de/him

or contact:
Eva Knörr
Tel: +49 681 308 4427
E-mail: him@rz.uni-sb.de


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4. Paris to host forum on research, innovation and technologies management

Record Control Number : 17822

Date : 2002-01-08

Category : Event

General Information :

The second international forum on research, innovation and technologies management will take place in Paris, France on 14 and 15 February 2002.

The forum is being organised by economics web site Les Echos in partnership with the French Ministries for research and for economy, finances and industry. It is being supported by the French innovation agency Anvar, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, France Telecom R&D, Partech International SA, Lucent Technologies, CNRS and Inra, among others.

Speakers at the conference will include European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin, French economy, finance and industry Minister, Laurent Fabius and French Minister for research, Roger-Gérard Schwartzenberg. Directors of large enterprises and public research organisations, along with researchers and consultants, will also attend.

The event will address a variety of issues, including:

- Research and innovation at the heart of international competition;

- Towards a European research area

- Partnerships between public research and enterprises

- Collaboration and partnerships in the R&D (research and development) and innovation process

- Evaluation and management of R&D investments

- Development of research and innovation human capital

- Knowledge management and industrial and intellectual property

- Research, profitability, ethics and society

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Data Source Provider : Anvar
Document Reference : Based on information provided by Anvar
Programme Acronym : ERA
Subject Index Codes : Scientific Research, Innovation, Technology Transfer, Evaluation,
Coordination, Cooperation, Education, Training
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Isabelle Guillet
Les Echos
Tel: +33 1 49 53 67 48
E-mail: iguillet@lesechos.fr
http://conferences.lesechos.fr

Anne Longhini
Anvar
E-mail: alonghini@anvar.fr
http://www.anvar.fr


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5. Bologna conference to examine role of IT in car sharing

Record Control Number : 17823

Date : 2002-01-08

Category : Event

General Information :

A conference on 'Car sharing in practice: intelligent service for sustainable personal mobility' will take place in Bologna, Italy, on 6 February 2002.

The event is the final conference of the TOSCA project, which is funded under the Fifth Framework programme's Information Society Technologies (IST) programme.

The TOSCA project supports the take-up of IT-based car sharing in Europe. Pilot studies have shown that sharing car transport can complement public transport and provide a credible alternative to car ownership. Innovative technologies, such as smart cards for customer identification and on-board computers, can further increase the flexibility and intermodality of this form of travel. The TOSCA project partners have developed and implemented a pilot car sharing service in Bologna, and aim to promote best practice for car sharing in the EU.

The conference in Bologna will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about the use of leading-edge car sharing technologies, and will address the future role of this form of transport in Europe's cities. Car sharing was recently pinpointed as a promising area in the EC's White Paper on a common transport policy.

The event is being organised by ATC Bologna, the Municipality of Bologna and Polis (European cities and regions networking for new transport solutions) .

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Data Source Provider : Polis
Document Reference : Based on information provided by Polis
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST
Subject Index Codes : Transport, Environmental Protection, Safety, Information Processing,
Information Systems, Scientific Research, Coordination, Cooperation
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:

Jérôme Pourbaix
Communication and project officer
Polis
Rond-Point Schuman 6
Box 8
B-1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 282 8462
Fax: +32 2 282 8466
E-mail: jpourbaix@polis-online.org
http://www.polis-online.org/tosca.html
http://www.atc.bo.it/tosca

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6. Commission calls for support in evaluation of FP6 project proposals

Record Control Number : 17811

Date : 2002-01-04

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has published prior information of a contract to develop and provide services in support of the submission and evaluation of proposals within the Sixth Framework programme.

The procurement relates to facilities and tools for the preparation, reception and evaluation by scientific peer review of multi partner proposals under the Sixth Framework programme, and will be in two lots:

Lot 1: the development and operation of an electronic proposals submission system (EPSS) and related tasks (estimated budget of five million euro) .

Lot 2: evaluation service provider (ESP) to equip and run a proposal reception and evaluation facility, including development and maintenance of the proposal databases and archives, logistical support of evaluation sessions, and related tasks (estimated budget of 30 million euro) .

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The estimated date for initiating the award procedures is 31.01.
2002.

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 3-001861 of 04.01.2002, p.44
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index Codes : Evaluation


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7. Commission to call for evaluation of Community research activities

Record Control Number : 17813

Date : 2002-01-04

Category : Tender

General Information :

The European Commission has given prior information of a call for a series of studies to evaluate Community research activities, including the European research area (ERA) , Euratom, the EC Framework programmes and specific research programmes for the period 1999 to 2003.

The five yearly examination of research activities is a mandatory stage in the preparation of Framework programmes. It comprises an evaluation exercise whereby the achievements of past and present activities are assessed and appraised, together with the impact they have had. This exercise contributes to the transparency with which these activities are carried out and plays an important role in defining the directions to be taken by research, technological development and demonstration activities in the future.

As part of its preparation for the next five yearly evaluation exercise, the Research DG intends initiating a series of studies to evaluate Community research activities to cover the period 1999 to 2003.

In particular, the studies may well tackle the following aspects: analysis of the European and international context in which research policies are set, methodological aspects linked to evaluation, the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, exercises in data synthesis and analysis, case analyses and impact studies, support for follow-up and evaluation activities. A study will be able to cover one or more aspects, or all of them.

The estimated budget is a maximum of 500,000 euro.

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At present, the estimated date for initiating the award procedures
is some time during 2002.

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 3-001862 of 04.01.2002, p.45
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, FWP-EAEC 2C, FRAMEWORK 6C, ERA
Subject Index Codes : Evaluation


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