Brussels, 13 Aug 2003
A scientific consultancy in Germany has developed a new electronic communications system designed to develop innovative ideas for new water products and systems.
Hundreds of scientists from across Europe are already participating in SCOPE Water, which has been set up by Strategic Science Consult with funding from the German Ministry of Education and Research. The system gives the scientific community, as well as end users, such as industry, public authorities and NGOs, access to a global pool of knowledge, ideas and visions related to water.
It is hoped that the openness of the SCOPE Water system will significantly facilitate innovation as it provides researchers with an opportunity to market their results free from institutional constraints, and allows end users to get cheap and speedy access to recent research, tailored to their specific demands.
The quality of submissions to the system is ensured through assessment by a group of objective referees. If approved, research results can be further developed by qualified experts in order to tackle specific problems or issues.
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