Microsystems initiative to accelerate the growth and increase the market share of european industries in innovative products and systems that use key components based on micro-technologies, materials, tools and equipment.
The aim is to minimise use of antibiotics in pig feeds. in vitro and in vivo experiments will be carried out to seek alternatives and develop strategies for testing of those alternatives.
The focus will be on both on eco-design and end-of-life management, particularly because of the legislative impact of the european commission's new directive (dg xi), which will probably come into force in 2003.
Collaborative industrial r&d programme dedicated to "software for software-intensive systems" that is being developed by the european information technology producers and users' industry to boost european competitiveness.
Develop a water purification/recycling platform which will make it possible to purify water directly from the source of pollution so it will be possible to scale/modify/trim the purification system for use in a wide range of sectors.
Carry out research into relevant european strategic manufacturing data and organise a manufacturing 2020 foresight workshop to help identify and capture international views.
A european network of national e-learning networks with the objective of establishing viable international e-learning projects with innovative technology and/or methodology.
Development of a decision support system to reduce noise emission and improve energy efficiency of fans in important applications: automotive, home appliances, commercial refrigerators and air conditioning.
Recycled paper industry faces increasing problems with fibre quality. Research will be executed on the possibilities of using specific fibre-modifying enzymes to improve pulp and paper properties. Action of the enzymes will be studied.
Aims to bring together european competences in the field of tribology,by establishing an integrated, powerful umbrella to improve interaction between industry and tribology research and to facilitate the transfer of technology to industry.