Research and dissemination of best practice in continuous improvement via a coordinated pan-european network group. new tools and methods will be developed as necessary and relevant.
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.
Introduce/put into practice new, quality-oriented approaches to welding engineering via new technologies on welding engineering with novel technologies/organisation. Key areas: production automation/process control/environmental aspects.
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.
Development of electrochemical methods to reduce to nitrogen gas the nitrate in effluent associated with the treatment of potable water. This will result in near zero secondary waste and the recycling of process chemicals.
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.
Carry out research into relevant european strategic manufacturing data and organise a manufacturing 2020 foresight workshop to help identify and capture international views.
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.