The overall objective is to provide the european structural steelwork industry with the means to overhaul itself by introducing purpose-developed, computer integrated manufacturing (cim) systems.
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.
Design, manufacture and evaluation of suspension components for vehicles to evaluate the advantages of using fibre- reinforced plastics to reduce mass, integrate parts, increase durability and reduce damage to road surfaces
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.
Preparation of new monoclonal antibodies working on formaldehyde-fixed, paraffin wax embedded materials.In vitro production of monoclonal antibodies, development of new methods of stabilisation.
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.
Omni-directional passive surveillance system dedicated to tracking aircraft with ssr transponders transmitting on the 1090 mhz frequency according to the icao standard and within the system's coverage area.
Exploration of the possibilities that successful laboratory- scale microencapsulation of some products can provide to industries (i.E. Sensitive dye protection product and microencapsulation of dyes for polyamide fibres).
Crane bridge control system with in-built intelligence sensitive to both device and crane track running conditions and environmental influences. Expected outcome: improved crane reliability, safety and accuracy.
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.