Better coordinated use of Framework Programme and
Structural Funds to support R&D
Mobilising these structural and FP7 instruments together can help fostering (much more   
efficiently than considered separately) the research and technological   
development potential to contribute and promote growth and employment   
at local, regional, national and European scale. The European Union   
Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST) has recently   
issued a set of guidelines on 'Coordinating the Framework Programme   
and the Structural Funds to support Research and Development'. This   
document summarises recommendations on developing strategies and   
strengthening governance; developing human resources and   
infrastructures; promoting R&D excellence and international cooperation;   
reinforcing results' exploitation and valorisation strategies and improving   
communication and information. 
Posted: 21/09/2007 By: Professor Paul Bardos