What is FP7?
Since the beginning of 2007, a FP7 project office has been established in order,
for DTI, to supply a coordinated and consistent support to the Centres that wish to participate in European Union funded research projects.
The new FP7 office draws on the extensive experience held within DTIs International Centre regarding management and handling of large international research and development projects.
The 7th Framework Programme (FP7) is a research funding programme run by the European Commission aimed at improving and/or maintaining European competitiveness in research, innovation and technology.
FP7 will run from 2007-2013 and has an overall budget of over €50 billion.
FP7 is divided into 4 main programmes, namely, COOPERATION, IDEAS, PEOPLE, and CAPACITIES. Each programme is further divided into specific thematic areas.
The COOPERATION programme, which supports collaborative research between industry and academia, accounts for the largest part of FP7 and is divided into the following thematic areas
- Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE)
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP)
- Environment (including Climate Change)
- Transport (including Aeronautics)
- Socio-economic sciences and Humanities
DTI has an interest in all the above themes with special focus on Health, KBBE, ICT, NMP, Energy and Transport.
The IDEAS programme aims at supporting basic research through the European Research Council (ERC) while the PEOPLE programme runs the Marie Curie research training and mobility activities. The CAPACITIES Programme aims at building European research infrastructure and sharing of knowledge. Special emphasis is put on support to SMEs, an area of special relevance to the activities at DTI.
FP7 Project Office
Attention: Moses Mengu, Chief Consultant, FP7 Advisor
DTI International Centre
Fax: +45 72 20 20 80