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European laser technology and applications network (phase ii)

Generate e!&Other european rtdi proj in specific fields of laser applications by bringing together eu competencies in the field of laser techn&assisting eu enterprises&res. Org. In finding partners for innovative,internat collaboration.

During recent decades, laser technology has proven to be a highly versatile manufacturing tool for modern, environmentally friendly processes and a key technology for future advanced materials processing. Indeed, despite the relative maturity of industrial lasers, the technology and applications continue to undergo major developments and to move into new areas; for example, the emergence of new concepts of high power/high intensity lasers for applications ranging from low noise drilling of concrete in sensitive urban areas (e.g. hospitals) to nano-engineering and ultra high speed cutting of metals for high volume JIT (Just-in-Time) manufacture. It is therefore important that the EULASNET platform be allowed to continue, in order that European manufacturing can take full advantage of the opportunities that these new developments present. In its final state, the EULASNET Umbrella has brought together representatives from 21 European countries, for some of whom the network provides an important international link for transforming their manufacturing base to make it more competitive. By linking this activity to existing initiatives in the production field, EULASNET II will accelerate and optimise the incorporation of promising manufacturing technologies for the development of new processes through the exchange of expertise and know-how and will boost the ability for SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) to adapt the new technologies. EULASNET has been particularly successful in stimulating the development of national laser networks, but to date not so successful in creating new projects. For this reason EULASNET II is introducing a more structured approach to the networking and dissemination within the Umbrella, setting goals and delegating activities to a number of working groups, each responsible for specific topics within the scope of the Umbrella. From a European strategic point of view, the overall goals defined for EULASNET II are: - To achieve truly networked European expertise in laser technology. - To maintain the leading role Europe plays in the fields of laser technology research and applications. - To transfer and exploit RTDI results, particularly for the benefit of SMEs.
Acronym: 
EULASNET II
Project ID: 
3 765
Start date: 
01-06-2006
Project Duration: 
48months
Project costs: 
0.00€
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.