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.
A european network of national e-learning networks with the objective of establishing viable international e-learning projects with innovative technology and/or methodology.
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.
There are two main challenges: 1. To become sustainable by reducing resource consumption, managing transport and utility networks in a sustainable way, reducing environmental and man-made impacts, improving safety and security and protecting cultural heritage; 2. To become a demand-driven sector.
To develop new products based on miniaturisation, autonomy, reliability, high speed and low energy, using micro and nanotechnologies by addressing heterogenous technologies for ambient intelligent vision. This cluster is the follow-up of eurimus ii and pidea+.