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By Ugur Muldur, Fabienne Corvers, Henri Delanghe, Jim Dratwa, Daniela Heimberger, Brian Sloan, Sandrijn Vanslembrouck, J. Potocnik

More than a century in the past Louis Pasteur saw that “Science is aware no state, simply because wisdom belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world”. His comment has the entire extra resonance this present day with the expanding globa- sation of technological know-how, expertise, and trade. however it additionally underlines an immense fact: that technological know-how has continuously complicated so much swiftly whilst it's a collective endeavour, with a powerful circulate of information. in terms of forging cooperation in examine, Europe has a powerful tune list. This 12 months, the eu Union’s Framework Programme for learn and Technological improvement celebrates its twentieth birthday. it's the world’s greatest programme in aid of transnational examine, selling cooperation, coor- country, and mobility throughout borders. The yr 2007 will see the release of the seventh Framework Programme, the most important and such a lot formidable to this point. This ebook will express how the hot Framework Programme used to be prepare and clarify why it took the form it did. it's going to additionally set out its power affects and the stipulations useful for it to be a hit. within the demanding new worldwide economic climate, wisdom is Europe’s most precious source, and i'm confident that, with its exceptional scale and scope, the seventh Framework Programme is the suitable method for a Europe that wishes to growth in the direction of a knowledge-based financial system. even though, the Framework Programme is simply a really modest a part of overall public R&D spending in Europe, the majority of that is conducted by means of nationwide governments.

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The Economic Returns to Basic Research and the Benefits of University-Industry Relationships – A Literature Review and Update of Findings, Report for the OST by SPRU. 58 European Commission, Employment in Europe 2003, Luxembourg, 2003, p. 42. 25 CHALLENGES TO THE EUROPEAN EXCEPTION Sector Total employment Knowledge intensive services Total high-tech sector 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Percentage growth Fig. 12. 3. S&T and the ageing and poverty challenges Through its contribution to product, process and service innovation, productivity growth, and the creation of more and higher paid jobs, research and innovation can also help meet the challenges of ageing and cohesion.

Commercial operation began – and the world’s first GSM phone call was made – in 1991 with Radiolinja in Finland. 74 European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions & PREST (Manchester Business School), The Knowledge Society Delphi: EUFORIA Project Report, 2004. 75 e-Government Strategic Support Unit (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK), Engaging the Community in e-Government, 2004. European Commission, DG JRC – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (C. Centeno, R.

30 CHAPTER 1 More widely, S&T plays an important part in the EU’s capacity to shape – and implement – international agreements. By way of conclusion, it is worthy of note that the answers which science and technology can bring to environmental problems are increasingly judged with reference to the changes they bring in society. They demand choices of policies and governance, the impact of which on economic and social groups must be measured in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, the spread of costs and benefits, and social or regional equity.

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