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.
The aim is to provide assistance in the form of technical support and guidance and organise cooperative work groups for smes. This project will create a technical transfer network around a large european partnership.
Re-engineering of international transport along main european corridors for sustainable freight mobility. The aim is to stimulate freight chains in europe, improve and develop competitiveness for intermodal transport chains.
Development of procedures to test compliance of body-mounted, wearable and portable telecommunications equipment with guidelines restricting electromagnetic exposure. Procedures have to be suitable, accurate and reproducible.
The main objective is to provide scientific and technological support, and general technical assistance to european smes wishing to integrate micro and nano technology into their products. Non-european countries will also be made aware of minatuse activities.
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.
The eureka tourism project will join companies interested in tourism, culture and leisure with others focusing on the development of technologies applicable for tourism use and services.
Pro-factory is a european network that aims to bring forward and coordinate applications-oriented, bottom-up, collaborative r&d projects in production and robotics for greater competitiveness and sustainability.