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Fuel Cell Amendment to EU-USA Implementing Agreement for Non-Nuclear Energy Scientific and Technological Co-operation signed.
The co-operation between the EC and US is based on the general Scientific and Technical (S&T) co-operation agreement signed on December 5, 1997, that was completed by an Implementing Agreement specific to non-nuclear energy signed on 14 May 2001. In this framework, the current specific focus on fuel cell work is an amendment to the Implementing Agreement.
Collaboration in Fuel Cell development
The areas of mutual interest and co-operation in fuel cell development are:
The general conditions of participation for EU research organisations in US research programmes and US research organisations in EU research programmes are ruled by the S&T agreement under its participation and share of results clauses.
US research organisations are welcome to participate in the EU 6th Framework Programme (FP6) via joint proposals with research organisations from EU Member and Associated States. The benefits and costs of the research carried out in common will be shared among project participants according to FP6 rules and intellectual property clauses.
The amendment is effective immediately and will last for the duration of the overal scientific and technical agreement.
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