Networking on priorities in FP 6. Dan Dascalu Coordinator of ROMNET-ERA ROMNET-ERA workshop, 26 th of April, 2004. Contents. Networking Networking in FP 6 Networking in ROMNET-ERA A regional role First results. Network?. Networking: creating and using networks.
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Networking on priorities in FP 6
Coordinator of ROMNET-ERA
ROMNET-ERA workshop, 26th of April, 2004
The organisations have to provide a background for this exchange, across their borders. They should facilitate this exchange of knowledge through electronic communication, scientific events and publications, as well as through exchange of people. This comes sometime in contradiction with the famous IPR (intellectual property rights). In many cases, the organisational culture does not favour strong interactions, such as should be participation to the FP 6 networks of excellence which aims at creating new virtual institutions with participants from various countries.
Even in very “well organised” systems which are intended to control the information flow, the information which is crucial for people is circulating rapidly through an invisible, unofficial network of human connections. Ignoring this spontaneous networking may be sometimes a disaster for the management (things are not going according to the rules and instructions). In knowledge-based era ones has to pay attention to the bearers of knowledge, which are the people themselves.
In the broad sense, networking includes any system of connections for information/knowledge exchange. Even a traditional scientific publication provides such a “networking” between authors and readers. However, this is a very slow process, in sequences which take a lot of time and has a great chance to be interrupted. More efficient are the direct contacts taking place during scientific conferences, meetings etc. Notes: a) “American style” conferences; b) a new approach in some events organised by the European Commission.
Some centres may participate to more than one network.
This system will form a network of networks related to “New materials and technologies, with a special emphasis on the applications related to the quality of life”, with some common databases and synergies between their activities.
See the nanoLINK initiative later.
Note: The main actors in these networks should be the so-called “research centres” presented before.
The NEXUSPLUS project will maximise the exploitation potential of technologies, processes and products that are developed in both IST and NMP Integrated Projects (IPs) and Networks of Excellence (NoE) in the area of Micro and nanosystems. It will also identify potential SMEs and Associated Candidate Countries (ACC) partners and provide entry points for them to join existing and future IPs and NoE. The project will last for four years (2004-2007). The project is coordinated by NEXUS. LETI (Grenoble, France) is the contractor. The bulk of the work will be done by subcontractors.
Participation of IMT in a number of other networks from FP 6 is also important. In the PATENT NoE, for example, IMT has special responsibilities related to ACC countries.
NMP (nanotechnology, materials, production) priority in PC6: domains
1. Nanotechnologies and nanosciences
2. Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials
3. New Production Processes and Devices
4. Integration of nanotechnologies, new materials, and new production technologies
Total number of centres
IMT was prised as …………” a pioneer of integration in ERA in Eastern Europe”
Commissioner for Research
6th of February, 2004