United Kingdom: European countries cooperate on needed industry technology ///

Brian G. Redden, Principal Consultant, Nautilus Associates Ltd., also serves as "Manager" of the UK Assist program, established by the UK Department of Trade & Industry and Scottish Enterprise, through a contract with the organization. In the following discussion, he updates some of the European Commission’s objectives, and status of its Framework program for industry R&D. The goals of EUROGIF and status of eight of its Thematic Network programs are discussed. And the goals of the new UK-Assist organization, and how it will work closely with other groups, are outlined.

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