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Cordis-Food Quality and Safety
EUROPA - Gateway to the European Union europa.eu.int/index_en.htm

FP7 Links  
Cordis-Towards FP7 
Research Themes in FP7
Food Related Technology Platforms
Food for Life       http://etp.ciaa.be/webconsultation/welcome.asp
Forest - Based Sector       http://www.forestplatform.org/index.php?cid=ftp
Global Animal Health http://ec.europa.eu/research/agriculture/technology_platforms_en.htm#3
Plants for the Future       http://www.epsoweb.org/Catalog/TP/index.htm
Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction
Industrial Biotechnology Section
Intellectual Property related links
European IPR-Helpdesk http://www.ipr-helpdesk.org/
European Patent Office (includes European Patent convention) http://www.european-patent-office.org/
IPRs online (includes IPR on agro, food and biotech) http://www.iprsonline.org/
IPR-guide http://www.ipr-guide.com/

Other ETIs SSAs
SPAS is an International network of organisations capable to give a mentoring service to SMEs working in the agro-food sector, providing them opportunities to participate in the Framework Programme which is the UE financial instrument for a better use of European research efforts.
EraSME will network national and regional programmes promoting co-operation between SMEs and research organisations from 15 European countries and interface with programme owner and programme agencies in the participating member states and regions. EraSME is funded within the ERA-NET scheme of the 6th European Framework Programme.

This initiative's goal is to foster and raise the successful involvement of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and SME groupings in Life Sciences related research projects (Biotechnology, Genomics ) of the 6th EU Framework Programme (FP6).


A dedicated network of incubators stimulating SME participation in FP6. This initiative aims to stimulate the participation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Research and Technological Development (RTD) activities, in particular within the European Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). DETECT-IT focuses in three target industry sectors:

  • IST
  • Food Quality & Safety
  • Sustainable Environment & Energy

TrainNet Future

Training network for National Contact Points and support organisations with special focus on Candidate Countries in the areas of Food Quality and Safety. This initiative aims at ensuring an increased number of successful participants for FP6 and at fostering the cooperation between research communities from Member States, Associated and Candidate Countries, thus contributing to the creation of a real European Research Area.

CEC Animal Science

This initiative has four main objectives :

  • To encourage animal science sector organisations originated from the acceding & candidate countries to take part in European research projects.
  • To have competencies of acceding and candidate countries in the animal science sector known in member countries.
  • More generally, to promote co-operation in acceding and candidate countries,
  • And to prepare and facilitate the integration of those countries into the European Union

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