Brussels, 30 Mar 2004
The European Commission's Research DG is inviting to enhance the potential impact of projects funded by one of the research programmes managed by the Industrial Technologies directorate.
The aim is to identify factors which may limit a project's impact, make participants aware of those factors, and initiate a discussion on strategies to address the identified risks or problems.
The assistance to be provided to the Commission for each project consists of two distinct parts:
- a study on potential obstacles to the exploitation of the projects' results (internal obstacles, such as possible conflicts of interest between project partners, as well as external obstacles, such as legislative or normative influences, market evolution, development of other technologies to solve the same problem or address the same market, lack of training, lack of acceptance by society, etc.);
- a seminar, animated by the expert who carried out this study, with the project partners, to develop an exploitation strategy which takes these risks into account.
The initial contract foresees the provision of 45 seminars with an estimated total budget of 5,000 euro. One renewal to 90 seminars is possible.
For further information, please contact:
Directorate Industrial Technologies
Office MO75 6/18
Attn: Stefaan Vandendriessche
Tel +32-2-295 9312
Fax +32-2-296 7023
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 18.5.2004.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is .5.2004.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.