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January 15th, 2007

On the money

Abstract:
For researchers, 2007 has begun with a bang. A whopping £36bn is now available for researchers across Europe to carry out studies in areas ranging from information and communication technology to energy and space research.

FP7 is organised into four programmes: cooperation, ideas, people and capacities. The cooperation programme, which accounts for 64% of the total budget, will support collaborative research projects in 10 key subject areas. The bulk of the money will go to ICT (£6.1bn), followed by health (£4.05bn), transport (£2.8bn), nanotechnology (£2.3bn), energy (£1.5bn), and food, agriculture and biotechnology (£1.27bn). Other subject areas, including environmental science, space, security, and social-economic sciences and humanities, will receive around £1.2bn.

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