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.
Development and arrangement of flexible product and process- oriented organisational structures in the mould making industry assisted by an integrated information system based on the total quality management concept.
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.
Improving the competitiveness of the european multimedia industry on the worldwide market.
Creation of a platform to stimulate r & d and technology transfer for wood products and in the processing industries, in order to initiate projects emphasising the environmentally-friendly role of wood.
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.
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.
Determination of the environmental footprint of a vehicle and relation of this to the economic and social costs of maintaining the infrastructure.