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Posted: July 4, 2007

European Commission wants to run nanotechnology projects smoother

(Nanowerk News) The European Commission will spend €1.8 million (approx. $2.4 million) over the next four years on "Exploitation strategy and innovation consultants for nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies".
According to a tender published on the EC website, the Commission looks for consultants to help secure and enhance the potential impact of the results of projects co-financed by the Commission within the activity 'Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies'.
"The tasks to be performed will more specifically aim at identifying and addressing potential obstacles to the exploitation of project results. These may be internal obstacles, such as diverging expectations or intentions between project partners (risk for conflict of interest), as well as external obstacles, such as legislative or normative influences, market evolution, development of other technologies to solve the same problem or address the same market, lack of training, lack of acceptance by society, etc. Services take the form of project analysis (desk work), assistance at project meetings, exploitation strategy seminars, first line consulting, presentations, and other."
Source: European Commission