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.
A new cooperative r & d programme to strengthen micro- electronics in europe as the enabling technology for the whole information society, thereby strongly contributing to the creation of higher added-value and more jobs.
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 new thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich core materials and their production process. The innovative new folded honeycomb core enables a fast core production from a thermoplastic sheet.
Use of the cheap and readily available 99m-tc as a radioisotope to perform tumour-specific metabolic diagnosis in patients with cancer.
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.
The project focus is on developing electrophoretic writable display technology, capable of displaying colour digital information in realtime.
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.