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A technology road map for the PCB industry
Article Type: Industry news From: Soldering & Surface Mount Technology
During 2007, the EIPC produced a PCB technology road map as part of their work in a EU-funded project under Framework Programme 6, called project Prosurf.
The purpose of this road map is to define research strategy for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the PCB industry, and it aligns business/market/product needs with the research funding programmes such as EU Framework Programme 7 and others based on the underpinning research ideas and technologies.
Future strategic research directions, which could impact strongly on the future products and market directions for the industry sector, are identified and reviewed, and general information on research funding opportunities is provided, with specific guidance for SMEs in the PCB sector.
Project Prosurf will implement research strategy via other project activities, which are available on the project web site:
formulation of a best practice approach for promoting the involvement of SMEs in research and innovation;
co-operation between SMEs/SME groupings/research organisations and a project partnering platform;
training and dissemination events and web-based resources; and
other project outputs, e.g. market and technological reviews.
The summary and full versions of both roadmaps are freely available on the project web site: www.prosurf-online.eu