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ETNO
European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

2010

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RD200 - ETNO Reflection Document on COM(2004)353 "Science and technology, the key to Europe's future - Guidelines for the future European Union policy to support research"

The general guidelines and objectives provided in the European Commission document are largely shared by ETNO. The involvement of the main participants - Industry, Manufacturers and Service Providers - is indeed essential. European competitiveness is a key objective for the industry and therefore our sector must play a leading role in defining the agenda. Industry’s involvement should be used to help steer the collaborative programmes.

A very important aspect that has no particular attention in the document is the actual proposal evaluation; evaluation teams should have a higher proportion of industrial sector experts. Finally, an adequate reference to the international dimension of RTD is missing. ETNO members have research and development centres in the USA, Asia and South America which should be seen as a bridgehead opportunity to spread European innovative solutions. Adequate instruments of international cooperation should be developed.

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Members & Observers - View companies map

  • A1 Telekom Austria Group
  • Albtelecom
  • Altice Portugal
  • BH Telecom
  • BT
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Orange
  • Orange Polska
  • OTE
  • POST Group
  • Proximus
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
  • TDF
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Prysmian Group
  • Qualcomm Europe Inc.
  • Verizon

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