Leyla Arsan, the CEO of TAGES, made a presentation in the ‘Innovation and R&D Studies for the EU Integration’ meeting organized by Eczacibasi Group on the November 7th, 2006.
The presentation of Arsan focused on the European Union innovation and R&D strategy and European funds.
- ‘Networking’ has a crucial importance in the EU innovation strategy. The European Commission supports innovative projects having a large project consortium.
- The European integration model is based on ‘joint intelligence’, ‘global innovation’, ‘networking’, ‘dissemination of innovation and R&D results’, ‘benefiting the results together’ principles.
- The Framework Programmes aims to increase R&D activities on science and technology, to create ERA (European Research Area), to strengthen the collaboration on science and technology, and to increase European competitiveness with the U.S.A. and Japan.
Arsan gave examples of funded projects from the 6th Framework Programme and also informed the participants on the 7th Framework Programme topics.