The European Commission released on 9 February a Green Paper on future options and priorities with regard to research and innovation funding. In addition, the Commission announced that it is engaging into a major consultation exercise, in particular about the topics listed in its press release. The Green Paper and consultation include all EU policy instruments in the field of research and innovation funding, i.e. the new framework programme (FP8), Competitiveness and Innovation Fund (CIP), cohesion funds and European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a package worth in total more than 140 billion EUR.
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