Innovative products, processes and organisation in framework five - call for proposals

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Publication date: 1 June 2000

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(2000), "Innovative products, processes and organisation in framework five - call for proposals", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2000.03320bab.008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Innovative products, processes and organisation in framework five - call for proposals

Innovative products, processes and organisation in framework five - call for proposals

Keywords: Europe, NPL

The European Commission is inviting proposals for research, development and demonstration in its Framework Five Programme. There will be opportunities for proposals related to efficient production (including design, manufacturing and control), intelligent production, eco-efficient processes and design, and the organisation and production of work. A call for proposals covering these areas is due to be announced on 15 December 1999, with a deadline for receipt of proposals on 15 March 2000.

The research objectives outlined above fall into the Key Action "Innovative Products, Processes and Organisation" of the Commission's Competitive and Sustainable Growth Programme. Proposals should address critical problems with the aim of modernisation of European industry. They should seek to develop, validate and demonstrate new concepts, processes and systems for design, production, operation/use and re-use, at both technical and organisational levels. The priorities for the call will be defined through the announcement of a series of Targeted Research Actions.

Industrial companies, universities and research organisations collaborating in transnational consortia on research or demonstration projects can claim a substantial part of their costs from the European Commission and support is also available for special SME measures, training fellowships and technology transfer networks.

Details of how to take part in the Growth Programme are available on the Commission's research and development information service (CORDIS) website (http://www.cordis.lu/fp5/src/t-3.htm). The main information documents, namely the Guide for Proposers Parts 1 and 2, the Workprogramme, and the Evaluation Manual, are all down loadable from this site. The text of the call will also be available on the CORDIS Website when it is published.

Free assistance and advice on participation is available for the UK Contact Point for Competitive and Sustainable Growth, operated by the National Physical Laboratory on behalf of the DTI at the following address: Contact Point for Competitive and Sustainable Growth, National Physical Laboratory, Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LW. Tel: +44 (0) 20 8943 6660; Fax: +44 (0) 20 8943 2989; E-mail: csghelp@npl.co.uk; Website: http://www.npl.co.uk/npl/fp5/csg