Nanotechnology expert group publishes recommendations on the future of industrial innovation

(Nanowerk News) The European Commission's Expert Advisory Group on nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies (NMP EAG) held a two-day workshop on 4-5 November 2010 to identify practical steps for improving the economic and social impact of R&D in the NMP areas.
Following the event, the EAG members published five orientation papers with recommendations on how innovation in the industrial technology sectors could be better supported in the future, for instance, with Horizon 2020.
The five orientation papers cover the following topics:
– Interactions between academia and industry
– Best practice in innovation
– Simplification and SME involvement
– Metrology and Standards in Innovation
– Key Enabling Technologies of interest to the NMP Theme
In the remainder of its term, the NMP EAG intends to continue work on key enabling technologies; clusters of projects and dissemination of results; role of the European Institute of technology in smart regional innovation and international cooperation.
Source: European Commission
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