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1. Why is this topic important at EU Level?

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EU Policy Documents

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Advisory Groups

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OECD Reports

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Conferences, Studies, Reports

 

2. Which research projects are already funded in this area?

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Projects funded in Framework 6

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Research Infrastructures

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Eureka projects

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European Patent Office

 

3. Why is it urgent now?

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Technology Platforms

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Foresight Reports

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ERA-Nets

 

4. Where to find the best partners

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Coordinators/Partners in existing projects

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Networks funded in Framework 6

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Studies/Conferences funded in Framework 6

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COST Actions

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EU R&D Associations

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Evaluators used in Framework 6

 

5. Where to find support for proposal writing.

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National Contact Points

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National Offices in Brussels

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Commercial Proposal Writers (Consultants)

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Proposal Reviewers

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European Commission Staff

 

5. Other Useful Reports

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CORDIS: relevant programmes and Calls

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Check Programmes on  http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home.html

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Check Open Calls for Proposals on http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home.html

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1. Why is this topic important at EU Level?

1.1 EU Policy Documents

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Europa General Search Engine http://europa.eu/geninfo/query/advSearch_en.jsp 

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Search Google (eg diabetes AND europa) www.google.com

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Check STOA http://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/default_en.htm

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Who's Who in the EU (Check IDEA on )

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EU Library (Check ECLAS on )

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The Centre for European Policy Studies www.ceps.be

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SINAPSE (Scientific Advice for Policy) http://europa.eu.int/sinapse/sinapse/index.cfm 

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Eurostat http://ec.europa.eu/comm/dgs/eurostat/index_en.htm

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Treaties http://europa.eu/abc/treaties/index_en.htm 

 

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White Papers http://europa.eu/documents/comm/white_papers/index_en.htm 

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Green Papers http://europa.eu/documents/comm/green_papers/index_en.htm 

 

1.2 Advisory Groups

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Check EURAB  http://ec.europa.eu/research/eurab/index_en.html

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Search http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/advisory_en.html (Framework 7 Advisory Group)

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Search http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/eags.htm (Framework 6)

 

1.3 OECD Reports (Search on www.oecd.org )

 

1.3 Conferences, Studies, Reports

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Check CORDIS News on  http://cordis.europa.eu/news/en/home.html

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Check CORDIS Focus on http://cordis.europa.eu/news/focus/home_en.html

 

     Check EU R&D Magazines

 

bulletRTD Info http://ec.europa.eu/research/rtdinfo/ 
bulletEnterprise Europe http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/library/ee_online/index_en.htm
bulletEuroabstracts http://cordis.europa.eu/aoi/list_publ.cfm?Pub=2&r=

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2. Which research projects are already funded in this area?

 

2.1 Projects funded in Framework 6    (Search on http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/projects.htm )

1. SENsing and ACTION to support mobility in ambient assisted living
Project URL: http://www.eng.unibo.it/PortaleEn/Research/SENSACTION-AAL.htm
Project Acronym: SENSACTION-AAL
 
2. A NETworked multi-sensor system for elderly people: health CARe, safety and securITY in home environment
Project URL: http://www.netcarity.org
Project Acronym: NETCARITY
 
3. Robust Mixed-Signal Design Methodologies for Smart Power ICs
Project Acronym: ROBUSPIC
 
4. An Intelligent Interactive Services Environment for Assisted Living at home
Project URL: http://www.ist-inhome.eu/
Project Acronym: INHOME
 
5. Hearing at Home
Project URL: http://www.hearing-at-home.eu/
Project Acronym: HAH
 
 
6. Integrated MNT Platforms and Services - Service Action
Project URL: http://www.INTEGRAMplus.com
Project Acronym: INTEGRAMPLUS
 

 

2.2 Research Infrastructures (Search under http://cordis.europa.eu/infrastructures/projects.htm)

 

2.3 Eureka projects (Search on www.eureka.be )

 

2.4 European Patent Office (Search on www.european-patent-office.org/espacenet/)

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3. Why is it urgent now?

 

3.1 Technology Platforms (Check www.hyperion.ie/technology-platforms.htm )

 

3.2 Foresight Reports

Search www.jrc.es

Technology Foresight in FP7 http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/future/foresight/index_en.html 

Foresight Activities in Framework 7 http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/foresight/07/article_2402_en.htm 

ESF Forward Look http://www.esf.org/esf_activity_home.php?language=0&domain=0&activity=8 

 

3.2.1 Market Reports

bulletDataquest   www.dataquest.com 
bulletFrost and Sullivan  www.frost.com 
bulletEuropean Information Technology Observatory www.eito.com   (ICT projects only)

 

 

3.3 ERA-Nets

(Search for 'Coordination of Research Activities' on  http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/projects.htm)

(Check ERA-Net Projects on http://cordis.europa.eu/coordination/projects.htm )

 

3.4 Evolving Technical Standards (Check Technical Committees on www.cenorm.be

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4. Where to find the best partners

 

4.1 Coordinators/Partners in existing projects (See 2 above)

4.2 Networks funded in Framework 6 (Search for 'Coordination Actions' on http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/projects.htm)

 

4.3 Studies/Conferences funded in Framework 6 (Search 'Specific Support Actions' on http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/projects.htm)

 

4.4 COST Actions (Search 'Actions' on http://www.cost.esf.org/index.php)

 

4.5 EU R&D Associations

(Search www.hyperion.ie/euassociations.htm  )

(Search  www.google.com  (X and European Association))

(CONECCS Database (Lobby Groups) http://europa.eu.int/comm/secretariat_general/index_en.htm)

 

4.6 Evaluators used in Framework 6  (Check  http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/experts.htm)

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5. Where to find support for proposal writing.

5.1 National Contact Points http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en.html 

5.1.1 Contact Points in Third Countries http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/third-countries_en.html 

5.2 National Offices in Brussels www.iglortd.org  

5.3 Commercial Proposal Writers (Consultants) www.hyperion.ie/proposalwriters.htm

5.4 Proposal Reviewers www.hyperion.ie/proposalreviewers.htm

5.5 European Commission Staff Directory http://ec.europa.eu/staffdir/plsql/gsys_tel.display_search?pLang=EN 

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6. Other Reports

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Fuel cells: Powering Future http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/energy/pdf/fuelcells_1.pdf

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First meeting of High Level Group on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.  October 2002 http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/energy/pdf/hlg_mtg_101002.pdf

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ECN-Fuel Cell Technology http://www.ecn.nl/bct/index.en.html

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European Website on Energy Research:Research and development needed for hydrogen http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/energy/nn/nn_rt_hy3_en.htm

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FUEL CELLS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS, Brussels, 13 January 2003 www.ecn.nl

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EU-US fuel cell workshop. Brussels 2001 http://www.cordis.lu/eesd/src/ev140901.htm

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New and original ways for Hydrogen to reach the market:High Level Group for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells October 2002 http://europa.eu.int/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=SPEECH/02/470|0|RAPID&lg=EN&display=

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Reports 2002: ECN Clean Fossil Fuels http://www.ecn.nl/library/reports/2002e/sf.html

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"Hydrogen and fuel cells the bridge to sustainable energy:High Level Group for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell. Philippe Busquin October 2002 http://europa.eu.int/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=SPEECH/02/471|0|RAPID&lg=EN&display=

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