CORDIS launches Luxembourg Council Presidency Research and Innovation service
CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service), the European Union's official online information platform for scientific research, has launched a new online service covering the research and innovation activities being led by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union (1 January - 30 June 2005).
The new service includes the latest news on Luxembourg activities in the research and innovation sphere, and will feature interviews with policy makers and coverage of the three meetings of the EU Competitiveness Council, scheduled for 7 to 8 March, 18 April and 6 to 7 May 2005.
The Luxembourg Presidency's research and innovation policy priorities are also laid out, such as initiating the required preparatory work in order to adopt the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), reinforcing activities in the field of nanotechnology, and developing a preliminary version of the future European Space Programme. It will also focus on human resources in the field of science and technology, especially with respect to measures to facilitate the mobility and clarify the status of researchers.
The events section highlights the forthcoming conferences and meetings designed to contribute to the building of a Europe-wide research and innovation area. These will include a conference on 'Promoting the Next Generation of Young Researchers in Europe' in April and the launch of the 'Researchers in Europe 2005' initiative in June.
The service provides statistics, case studies and contacts for linking research and innovation, including the Innovation Relay Centre (IRC) and relevant ministries. It also offers access to profiles of EU-funded projects coordinated from Luxembourg, as well as exploitable technologies from Luxembourg-based participants in EU research programmes.
The new Luxembourg Presidency Research and Innovation Information Service on CORDIS will be useful not only for researchers and policy makers, but also for small companies seeking understanding and opportunities from the emerging internal market of knowledge and new technologies.
The service was developed jointly by CORDIS and Luxinnovation, the national agency for the promotion of innovation and research, and National Contact Point (NCP) for the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), EUREKA, ESA, and the transnational Innovation Relay Centre (IRC) for Luxembourg-Trier-Saarbrucken. It is available in English, French and German, and replaces the Luxembourg entry in the CORDIS National Services on Research and Innovation, which cover all EU Member States, and includes sections on Candidate and Associated Countries.
For further information, please consult the CORDIS Luxembourg Presidency service at:
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Subject Index: Coordination, Cooperation; Innovation, Technology Transfer; Scientific Research