Title: Guidelines on Coordinating the Research Framework Programme and the Structural Funds to support research and development 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2007 
Availability: European Union Scientific and Technical Research Committee CREST 1203/07, Brussels, 1 June 2007 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://cordis.europa.eu/documents/documentlibrary/2851EN.pdf  
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Short description: The CREST recommendations for better coordinated use of the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP) and the Structural Funds (SF) to support R&D are the following: Develop Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) strategies and strengthen the governance 1. Develop a specific strategy for coordinated use of FP and SF as part of your RTDI strategy. Consider using FP and SF together for research and innovation strategy development. 2. Focus your RTDI strategy on selected themes building on the strengths and weaknesses of the territory, bearing in mind development trends indicated by FP and its thematic approach. 3. Organise the strategic development of your RTDI system as a learning process: use FP and SF exchange and networking opportunities both at the regional, national and European level. Strengthen and develop the RTDI basis 4. Use FP and SF for the development of human resources in research and development, by supporting education and training schemes and by improving the education system to better meet the needs of the economy and society. 5. Use both FP and SF to build or upgrade research infrastructures and to connect them at European level. Develop RTDI Excellence 6. Exploit the impetus provided by FP to cultivate and boost R&D: use FP and SF to promote research excellence. 7. Use FP and SF to improve networking between research institutes, universities, enterprises and other relevant actors and to foster the development of clusters and poles. 8. Use SF to promote the scientific, technological, entrepreneurial and managerial capacity of regional actors and thereby increase their capacity to participate in the FP. Develop R&D cooperation at European and international level 9. Connect the regional or national research systems to international networks and trends in Europe and beyond. Use the potential of FP and SF to achieve a more intensive coordinated European –wide R&D cooperation and to foster world-wide positions for European-driven Research and Innovation. Strengthen the exploitation and economic and social valorisation of R&D results 10. Use FP and SF for valorising research results, achieving an easy and open access to knowledge and transferring the knowledge produced under FP into economic or societal use. 11. Use FP and SF to strengthen the role of SMEs in research and development and their capacities to exploit knowledge. 12. Use FP and SF to get researchers more involved in development activities and business creation: promoting transfer of personnel from academia to companies and vice versa, IPR exploitation and the setting up of new research and knowledge-based enterprises. Improve communication and information 13. Make sure that actors involved in delivering FP and SF know about the opportunities offered by the other instrument. Support communication and create interfaces between the two communities. 14. Make sure that information on FP and SF is available and easily accessible for the potential applicants of both instruments. Be aware of different needs depending on the type of the possible beneficiaries i.e. research institutes, SME, large enterprises, etc. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Link to News Items(s):   Better coordinated use of Framework Programme and Structural Funds to support R&D
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 21/09/2007

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