The aim of the network MINAEAST-NET is to prepare the participation of organisations from associated candidate countries (ACCs) for projects in FP6 in the area of Micro and Nano Technologies (MNT). The main objective is networking on micro and nanotechnologies, according to priority thematic areas 2 (IST) and 3 (NMP) from FP 6. The MINAEAST-NET project will develop a network of networks, called also MINAEAST-NET, which will be composed of networks of micro and nanotechnologies from ACC. Core members of this MINAEAST-NET network of networks originating during the duration of the project will be the project partners (from both ACC and MS), as well as the coordinators or contact points of the above existing or emerging networks in micro and/or nanotechnologies.
The network will give the answer to three questions about MNT:
Who are the ACC most qualified research groups to co-operate with MS? MINAEAST-NET will be a premier source if MS organisations (research and industry) need partners in ACC for MNT projects.
What ACC teams must know about FP-6? MINAEAST-NET will support ACC members to get the right information and to contact MS partners.
How to build properly a proposal for FP-6? MINAEAST-NET will help in offering to ACC researchers training and consultancy in preparing proposals, but also in structuring consortia.
Developments of MINAEAST-NET project are a preview in two ways: i) Concurrent Engineering may be used to approach to approach new topics from priorities 2 (IST) and 3. (NMP); ii) research bodies from other ACCs will be attracted in the network.