the framework of the Growth Programme's Support for Research Infrastructures
activity, DG Research is organising a workshop on Virtual Institutes,
to be held in Brussels on 28 September 2000.
institutes link geographically scattered yet complimentary research
and industrial infrastructures, facilitating the transfer of technology
and research results to industrial applications. As such, they form
an integral part of the European Research Area.
workshop will provide a more in-depth introduction to the idea of
virtual institutes and provide information on the mechanism and
modality for implementation (expressions of interest/dedicated call
mechanism, scope, contract type, eligible costs, etc). Emphasis
will be placed on the importance of the business plan and the management
structure, two important issues to consider in any future submission.
experts will share their views on virtual institutes from different
perspectives in order to generate for new ideas. This will enable
the Commission services to establish high-quality guidelines on
this matter and to develop the concept further.
pratical information see: http://cordis.europa.eu/growth/src/events.htm.