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EUROPEAN UNION FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 7 BUILDING THE EUROPE OF KNOWLEDGE

  • Nuri Akkaş
Conference paper
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 111)

Abstract

In March 2000, the Lisbon European Council set the goal of becoming by 2010 “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”. This was called the Lisbon Strategy. The project of creating a European Research Area (ERA) was endorsed as a central element of the Lisbon Strategy to achieve this goal. However, EU still invests too little in R & D. In 2003, top 500 private R & D spenders in EU decreased their R & D investment by 2.0%. Top 500 private R & D spenders outside EU increased their R & D investment by 3.9%. Overall R &D investments are as follows: EU: 1.96%; US: 2.59%; S. Korea: 2.91%; Japan: 3.12%. ERA is implemented through so-called Framework Programmes (FP). FP7 is proposed on the basis of a doubling of funds and the duration is 7 years (2007-13). FP7 will fund R& D projects of immediate industrial relevance & needs of industry. Projects will include both public research institutions and private companies (PPP).

Keywords

Research Capacity Public Research Institution Sustainable Economic Growth Lisbon Strategy Research Component 
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuri Akkaş
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering SciencesMETUAnkaraTurkey

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