Microsystems initiative to accelerate the growth and increase the market share of european industries in innovative products and systems that use key components based on micro-technologies, materials, tools and equipment.
The aim is to minimise use of antibiotics in pig feeds. in vitro and in vivo experiments will be carried out to seek alternatives and develop strategies for testing of those alternatives.
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.
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.
Industrial r & d programme dedicated to communication techniques, systems and services. R & d in telecommunications is the key to help europe keep its leading position in industrial competitiveness and make the digital age accessible to all european citizens.
Will support the development of technologies needed for a more efficient exploitation of resources, while ensuring a radical energy process of decarbonisation through capture and storage of co2, migration to natural gas and then to hydrogen.
Industry-driven cooperative r & d programme for maintaining european leadership in software-intensive systems (in which software represents a significant segment in system functionality, system development cost & risk, system dev. Time).