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14.02.2002

Informacje dotyczące Polski

1. International technology transfer day, Poland

Centrum Przekazywania Innowacji (IRC - Innovation Relay Centre) Zachodniej Polski organizuje dzień trabsferu technologii międzynarodowej 18 czerwca w Poznaniu.

Polityka Unii Europejskiej, wiadomości ogólne

2. Liikanen calls for Europe to 'keep the pace' in SME reform

12 lutego Członek Komisji Europejskiej ds. Przedsiębiorstw i Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego, Erkki Liikanen, predstawił nowy raport Komisji na temat implementacji Europejskiego Czarteru dla Małych i Średnich Przedsiębiorstw, poparty przez Europejską Radę Feiry w czerwcu 2000. Raport stwierdza, że dokonany został postęp w kluczowych dziedzinach takich jak np. poprawa dostępu do e-handlu, to jednak wydajność w tych dziedzinach różni się bardzo w wielu miejscach w Unii.

Różne wiadomości

3. Growth of e-learning is not accompanied by confidence of users

Dwa nowe badania donoszą, że sukcesowi handlowemu technik e-nauczania nie towarzyszył taki sam optymizm u nauczycieli i personelu edukacyjnego, który ich używa.

4. Latest research shows cloned mice die young

Naukowcy z Tokio postawili nowy zarzut na temat bezpieczeństwa klonowania, po przeprowadzeniu eksperymentu, który pokazał, że sklonowane myszy umierają w młodszym wieku niż ich naturalnie urodzeni odpowiednicy.

5. Moves made to give greater free access to research results

Ogłoszono dwa ważne działania, które mają pomóc otworzyć dostęp do informacji badawczych dla tych, którzy ich potrzebują, w przystępny sposób. Po pierwsze trzy miliony funtów (około pięć milinów euro) zostało przyznanych inicjatywie otwartego dostępu w Budapeszcie, która ma zapewnić alternatywną możliwość do płatnych publikacji badawczych. Po drugie, Brytyjski Dziennik Medyczny (BMJ) będzie teraz dostępny dla 100 najbiedniejszych państw świata.

Publikacje

6. New catalogue to aid CRAFT partner searches

'Partnerzy dla życia', europejska sieć nauk o życiu dla małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw, przygotowała nowy katalog dla znajdowania partnerów i dostarczania wspólnych projektów CRAFT (kooperacyjna akcja badawcza dla technologii).

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje

7. Innovative regions to be recognised at European forum for innovative enterprises

Innowacyjne regiony zostaną nagrodzone na trzecim europejskim forum dla innowacyjnych przedsiębiorstw, zorganizowanym przez Komisję Europejską, które odbędzie się w Sztokholmie, Szwecja, od 8 do 9 kwietnia.

8. TRAIN-IT to hold IST workshop

TRAIN-IT, które dostarcza informacje przedsiębiorcom europejskim, zajmującym się technologiami Przyjaznego Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego (IST - program Piątego Programu Ramowego Komisji Europejskiej), na temat pisania biznes planów, i które jest fundowane przez program IST, organizuje dzień informacyjny i warsztaty 7 i 8 marca w Paryżu.

9. High level conference to address surface transport technologies for sustainable development

Reprezentanci wysokiego szczebla z Komisji Europejskiej, Parlamentu Europejskiego, Rządu Hiszpanii i przemysłu transportowego, zbiorą się w Walencji, Hiszpania, od 4 do 6 czerwca aby dyskutować nad tematem "Technologie zrównoważonego transportu dla zrównoważonego rozwoju"

Informacje dotyczące Polski


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1. International technology transfer day, Poland

Record Control Number : 17996

Date : 2002-02-14

Category : Event

General Information :

West Poland's Innovation relay centre (IRC) is holding an international technology transfer day in Poznan on 18 June 2002.

The event topics are: machine industry and tools; metallurgy and foundry; automation, control and measuring; power industry; industrial fittings, pumps and drives; electrical engineering; chemistry and plastics technology; surface treatment technology; transport technology and systems and systems and technology for the gas industry.

The aim of the conference is to bring together international and regional companies interested in and active in the above fields. The event is taking place as part of the 'science for the economy 2002' conference, which will present innovations and new technologies to SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises)

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Data Source Provider : Poznan Science & Technology Park
Document Reference : Based on an IRC event announcement
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer, Industrial Manufacture, Materials
Technology, Other Technology
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.irc-westpoland.org.pl/tt

Polityka Unii Europejskiej, wiadomości ogólne


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2. Liikanen calls for Europe to 'keep the pace' in SME reform

Record Control Number : 17985

Date : 2002-02-13

Category : General policy

General Information :

On 12 February EU Enterprise and Information Society Commissioner, Erkki Liikanen, presented a new Commission report on the implementation of the European Charter for Small Enterprises, endorsed at the Feira European Council of June 2000. The report concludes that while progress has been made in key areas such as cutting red tape and improving access to e-commerce, performance in these areas varies widely across the EU.

'Implementing the charter is central to achieving the Lisbon goal of making Europe into the world's most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010,' said Commissioner Erkki Liikanen. 'We are on the right track, but we must build on our achievements and focus on key areas where we need to improve further,' he said, stressing that Europe must 'keep the pace' to see through the necessary reform.

The report states that in eight Member States it is now possible to set up a sole proprietorship company, employing between one and two people, in up to two days for less than 100 euro. Mr Liikanen said 'it has never been so easy to start up a company,' emphasising the repeal of outdated legislation in Italy and efforts by Denmark, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden and the UK to consider alternatives to regulation, such as voluntary agreements.

The document also highlights efforts in all Member States to help small businesses access e-commerce tools. Internet use by micro enterprises (companies with less than 10 employees) has almost doubled since 1999. Mr Liikanen drew attention to progress made by France, Ireland and Austria, where it is now possible to deal with tax and social security procedures online.

Mr Liikanen also highlighted efforts to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and awareness in Europe. He said that Germany, Ireland, Austria, Sweden and the UK have developed secondary school projects on how to start and run a business. In addition, Portugal, France, Spain and Ireland have launched awareness-raising campaigns in universities.

The report also stresses the need for more to be done to ensure better representation of the interests of small enterprises in national and EU policy-making. Mr Liikanen also mentioned the issue, saying 'we must listen to small enterprises.' He pointed out that Germany has appointed a high level Federal representative for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) , the UK has opened an office in Brussels to represent the national interests of SMEs at EU level, and in December 2001 the European Commission announced the appointment of an 'SME envoy' to represent the interests of small businesses within the Commission.

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Data Source Provider : CORDIS News attendance at a European Commission press conference
Document Reference : Based on CORDIS News attendance at a European Commission press conference
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INNOVATION-SME
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Economic Aspects,
Education, Training, Policies, Legislation, Regulations
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://europa.eu.
int/comm/enterprise/enterprise_policy/charter/index.htm

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3. Growth of e-learning is not accompanied by confidence of users

Record Control Number : 17979

Date : 2002-02-12

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

The commercial success of e-learning techniques has not been accompanied by the same optimism by the teachers and educational staff who use it, according to two new surveys.

Cedefop, the European centre for the development of vocational training, carried out the two surveys ('E-learning and training in Europe' and 'Users' views on e-learning') and presented the results at the E-learn expo in Paris and Learntec 2002 conferences, both at the beginning of February. The surveys found that while suppliers of e-learning products and services have shown year on year increases in revenues of 70 per cent, only 17 per cent of teachers and trainers who responded in the survey felt that they were well equipped in terms of their skills to use e-learning techniques.

The gap between the upbeat news from the commercial side of e-learning, which now accounts for over 30 per cent of public and private suppliers' revenues compared with 18 per cent two years ago, and the concern of the users, needs to be addressed, according to a Cedefop spokesperson. Many people in the industry paint a very optimistic picture and, to some extent, they are right. But when we listen to the views of those who might deliver e-learning, those who should benefit from it, and the people who are expected to develop the content, we find that confidence often lags a long way behind the general optimism.'

The surveys also indicated that some EU countries had embraced e-learning techniques more than others, with Finland, Germany, Spain and France being particularly receptive.

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Data Source Provider : CEDEFOP
Document Reference : Based on details from two new surveys
Programme Acronym : ECONTENT
Subject Index Codes : Education, Training, Information, Media
Contact Person : Extracts of the reports are available at the following web address:
http://www.trainingvillage.gr

Further information about the reports can be obtained from the
following address:
E-mail: press-service@cedefop.eu.int


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4. Latest research shows cloned mice die young

Record Control Number : 17980

Date : 2002-02-12

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

Scientists in Tokyo, Japan, have thrown fresh doubt on the safety of cloning with an experiment showing that cloned mice die younger than their naturally born counterparts.

Researchers at Tokyo's National institute of infectious diseases found that ten out of their twelve mice clones died prematurely. The rodents suffered pneumonia, liver failure and tumours.

The Japanese findings have led to fresh doubts about the dangers of cloning mammals by highlighting the first possible link between cloning and early death. The team that carried out the research said their results raised new concerns about attempts to create human clones through reproductive cloning. The scientists said the immune systems of the mice may have been damaged by the cloning process. However, they did not rule out other factors such as the genetic make up of the mice and the cell type used to clone them.

The scientists, writing in the journal Nature Genetics, said: 'The possible negative long term effects of cloning, as well as the high incidence of spontaneous abortion and abnormal birth of cloned animals, give cause for concern about attempts to clone humans for reproductive purposes.'

The new research follows the revelation that Dolly the sheep, created using cell nuclear transfer at the Roslin Institute in Scotland in 1996, is suffering from arthritis at just five years old. Following the discovery, Professor Ian Wilmut, one of the scientists who created Dolly, called for further research into the health of cloned animals.

Discussing the implications of the mouse study, Dr Harry Griffin, also from the Roslin Institute, is reported to have said: 'No doubt if Dolly dies before her duly allotted time, it will be put down to premature ageing...But you can't conclude anything from a single mammal.'

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Data Source Provider : News sources
Document Reference : Based on information provided by news sources
Subject Index Codes : Biotechnology, Scientific Research


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5. Moves made to give greater free access to research results

Record Control Number : 17994

Date : 2002-02-14

Category : Miscellaneous

General Information :

Two major moves have been announced which should help to open up access to research information to those who need it, in an affordable manner. Firstly a Ł3 million (around five million euro) grant has been awarded to the Budapest open access initiative, which aims to provide an alternative to fee driven research publications. Secondly, the British medical journal (BMJ) specialist will now be available to the world's 100 poorest countries.

The George Soros open society institute made the grant to the Budapest open access initiative, which is a declaration that has been signed by both research institutes and researchers. It aims to see free availability of research results on the Internet for all legal uses become more attainable. The declaration makes clear that the signatories are not opposed to commercial journals, but that they would like to see a non-fee paying alternative established where free open access is available to all who want it.

Specifically, the declaration wants users to be able to 'read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.' It claims that 'the literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment.'

Advocates of open access to research results have welcomed the news, which they believe could help start the process of making free viewing of results widely available.

The free availability of specialist BMJ journals in the world's 100 poorest countries has also been welcomed. It is an extension of the same system applying to the world's 50 poorest countries, which has already been operating for a year. The British medical association says that the extension of the scheme means that it now means that the journals are free to the majority of the world's population and will become increasingly used as more poor countries access the Internet.

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Data Source Provider : News sources
Document Reference : Based on news sources
Subject Index Codes : Information, Media

Publikacje


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6. New catalogue to aid CRAFT partner searches

Record Control Number : 17992

Date : 2002-02-13

Category : Publication

General Information :

'Partners for life', the European life sciences network for SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) , has prepared a new catalogue for finding partners and submitting joint CRAFT (cooperative research action for technology) projects.

The catalogue precedes the publication of the deadline for the submission of CRAFT proposals on 28 February.

The catalogue is available free of charge from the reference below.

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Data Source Provider : Bureau for International Research and Technology Cooperation, Austria
Document Reference : Based on information from 'partners for life'
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 3C, BRITE/EURAM 2, CRAFT
Subject Index Codes : Coordination, Cooperation, Information, Media
Contact Person : To obtain the catalogue, please consult the following web address:
http://www.bit.ac.at/partners_for_life.htm

Wydarzenia, warsztaty, konferencje


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7. Innovative regions to be recognised at European forum for innovative enterprises

Record Control Number : 17982

Date : 2002-02-12

Category : Event

General Information :

Innovative regions will be rewarded at the third European forum for innovative enterprises, organised by the European Commission, in Stockholm, Sweden on 8 and 9 April 2002.

The forum will highlight the experience of PAXIS (pilot action of excellence of innovative start-ups) areas of excellence, of European cities and of internationally recognised innovation specialists, and will focus on local aspects of start-up creation.

The conference will address the opportunities that current economic developments are providing for start-ups, the ways in which universities can influence economic growth and what is needed to make cities favourable business environments.

Awards of excellence for innovative regions will be presented at the event and PAXIS projects and networks will be presented at an exhibition of video and interactive presentations.

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, INNOVATION-SME
Subject Index Codes : Innovation, Technology Transfer, Regional Development
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.thirdforum.org


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8. TRAIN-IT to hold IST workshop

Record Control Number : 17984

Date : 2002-02-12

Category : Event

General Information :

TRAIN-IT, which provides information to European entrepreneurs working in information society technologies (IST) on writing business plans, and is funded by the Fifth Framework programme's IST Programme, is holding an information day and workshop in Paris on 7 to 8 March.

The event will bring together TRAIN-IT alumni, IST participants and junior companies from Supelec, a leading engineering institute from France. Supelec focuses on R&D (research and development) and promoting practical applications such as start up training and the fostering of 'junior companies'.

Representatives from the European Commission and information society experts will give presentations at the event, which will also include a matchmaking session with professionals from innovative ventures.

TRAIN-IT is also holding courses aiming to teach European Entrepreneurs working in information society technologies (IST) how to write an investment winning business plan. The next course dates are as follows:

- 24 February to 2 March 2002

- 21 to 27 April 2002

- 1 to 7 June 2002.

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Data Source Provider : TRAIN-IT
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, IST
Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems, Information, Media
Contact Person : For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.train-it.org


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9. High level conference to address surface transport technologies for sustainable development

Record Control Number : 17995

Date : 2002-02-14

Category : Event

General Information :

High level representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Spanish Government and the transport industry will gather in Valencia, Spain on 4 to 6 June to discuss 'Sustainable transport technologies for sustainable development'.

Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin will attend the event, as will the Spanish Minister of Science and Technology, Anna Birulés and Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on industry, external trade, research and energy, Carlos Westerndorp y Cabeza.

Transport growth, heightened worldwide environmental sensitivity and rising energy costs characterise the new scientific, technical and environmental challenges for the transport industry. In order to achieve a sustainable transport system, one that supports economic growth whilst minimising environmental damage, these challenges must be addressed with clear visions for the future.

The event will address the technological and industrial development challenges facing the rail, road and maritime transport sectors in order to meet the goals of sustainable mobility. It will focus on developing a vision for the future and how this can be achieved in the context of European, national and industrial transport and research policies.

An exhibition supporting the conference will present an insight into possible future developments, with an emphasis on the added value of coordination in the European research area (ERA) .

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Data Source Provider : European Commission
Document Reference : Based on an event announcement
Programme Acronym : FRAMEWORK 5C, GROWTH
Subject Index Codes : Transport, Environmental Protection
Contact Person : For further information, please contact:
E-mail: ana.marques@cec.eu.int
or
E-mail: Gabriele.daher@cec.eu.int


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