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UCL to host FP7 seminar

3 May 2006

UCL is hosting a seminar on the European Union's 7th Framework Programme on 19 May 2006.

Entitled 'Simplification, New Actions and New Funding structures', the seminar offers the first real opportunity in the UK to learn at first hand the Commission's interpretation of the Rules of Participation and to get a clear understanding of some of the elements of FP7, due to start later this year with an estimated budget of €46 billion.

Seminar Chair and UCL Director of Research Europe, Dr Ilse Vickers said: "FP7 will consist of a number of substantial new elements, notably the funding of fundamental research via a European Research Council, Joint Technology Initiatives, and major research infrastructure projects as well as the traditional cooperative research projects. Promoting the closer collaboration between universities and industry, the overall aim of FP7 is to make Europe more competitive and innovative on the global stage."

The seminar is intended for all potential participants in FP7, that is, for researchers, as well as contracts, European office, and finance office staff from academia and industry who will be giving advice on preparing proposals under FP7.

The Commission has exceptionally agreed for Megan Richards, from European Commission DG Research - who was deeply involved in these developments at the Commission - to make a keynote speech and to answer questions.

Please note that UCL staff members receive a 50% reduction of the booking fee.

To find out more about the seminar and book a place, use the link at the bottom of this article.