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BIOMED

Biomedicine and health (specific RTD programme)

BRITE-EURAM

Basic research in industrial technologies for Europe - European research in advanced materials (3rd Framework Programme)

CEECs

Central and Eastern European countries

CORDIS

Community research and development information service

COST

European cooperation in the field of scientific and technical research

CRAFT

Cooperative research action for technology (technology stimulation measures for SMEs)

CREST

Scientific and Technical Research Committee (advises the Commission and the Council)

DC

Developing country

DG

Directorate-General

EC

European Community

EEA

European Economic Area

ERF

European Research Forum

ESPRIT

European strategic programme for research and development in information technologies (specific RTD programme)

ESTA

European Science and Technology Assembly

EU

European Union

EURATOM

European Atomic Energy Community

EUREKA

Framework for European technological cooperation

FP

Framework (RTD) Programme

INCO

Cooperation with third countries and international organisations in the field of RTD (second activity under 4th Framework Programme)

IPTS

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC, Seville)

IRDAC

Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee

JOULE

Joint opportunities for unconventional or long-term energy supply (specific RTD programme on non-nuclear energy)

JRC

Joint Research Centre

OJ

Official Journal

R&D

Research and development

RTD

Research and technological development (including demonstration)

SME

Small and medium-sized enterprise

   
     
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