Ecobogie is a novel bogie that will deliver environmental benefits for freight vehicles by decreasing noise emissions by at least 10 db and reducing mass by up to 1000 kg per bogie thus reducing the carbon foot print and track damage and increasing the capacity of existing rail infrastructure
Objective: the aim is to generate sub-projects developing high technology products, processes, systems or services contributing to solving some of europe's major environmental problems.
Development of thin-film coatings for integrated optics grating couplers in order to enhance their sensitivity, selectivity and speed of response for sensing applications in medicine.
Market research, product development, chemicals manufacture system. Applications: analytical chemistry/pharmaceutical intermediates/diagnostics/personal care/cosmetics. 3 areas of independent expertise will be linked to develop this.
Flexible communication network in the field of industrial production systems integrated in company operations to develop competitiveness in mfg. Methods/design, mfg.Systems/ technology and organisation/human resource development.
Will support further development of abatement strategies within europe by providing an improved scientific basis for the quantification of source-receptor relationships for photo-oxidants and acidifying substances.
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.
The objective of this strategic project is to apply new biotechnological tools and agronomic technologies to improve the european forestry sector.
Dna will be a r&d strategic eureka factory cluster on advanced competitive and sustainable processes for relevant european manufacturing sectors. Dna will launch and clusterise several projects with special attention to sme's.