New products and services
Translating research into new technologies, products and services is at the
heart of the package.
In health research
alone, around 206 million euro (GBP170 million) – one-third of the overall
budget for 2011 – will be spent on investigator-driven clinical trials to get
new medicines on the market quicker.
In nanotechnologies (270
million euro or 230 million pounds), the focus will be on research that could
lead to patenting and commercialisation opportunities.
Around 600 million euro (500 million pounds) of ICT funding is earmarked for
next generation network and service infrastructures, robotic systems,
electronic and photonic components, and digital content technologies. More than
400 million euro (GBP 340 million) will support research into how ICTs can
address challenges such as a lower-carbon economy, an ageing society, and
adaptable and sustainable factories. 90 million euro (76 million pounds) is
also earmarked in 2011 for the
Future internet Public Private Partnership to make key European
New pilot open access for environment research results
research projects will get about 205 million euro (170 million pounds).
The Commission is introducing this year steps to speed up sharing of
environmental research results: beneficiaries of EU grants will commit to
making freely available – after a certain embargo period - publications arising
from their research.
Examples of projects that already receive EU funding
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The budget for the Seventh Framework Programme calls for proposals in 2011
is 6.4 billion euro (5.4 billion pounds), up 12% in comparison to 2010 (5.7
billion euro or 4.8 billion pounds) and 30% in comparison to 2009 (4.9 million
euro or GBP 4 billion).
The Seventh Framework Programme is the largest single research programme in
the world, with a budget of more than 50.5 billion euro (GBP 43 billion),
excluding Euratom - for 2007-2013.
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