London UK The FP6UK website replaces a range of UK Government-supported websites to provide UK organisations with advice on taking advantage of European Union Framework Programme Six (FP6) funding for research and technological development projects.
The new service offers a single entry one-stop, on line information service for all 22 thematic areas covered by the EUs research and technological development funding for collaborative research and innovation.
FP6, the current Framework Programme, runs to the end of 2006 and has an overall budget of €17.5 billion. FP6 aims to strengthen European research and technological development capability and encourage Europe's international competitiveness.
Other information available through the website and associated links includes news; case studies highlighting how current and previous Framework funding has helped other UK organisations; answers to frequently asked questions; guidance in the application process; and a basic library of relevant EU and UK documents.
Visitors are able to register their interest in FP6 so that they can be alerted to events and calls for funding applications and kept informed on general FP6 issues.