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Network Models, Governance and R&D collaboration networks (NEMO)
NEMO will investigate the interplay between political governance, structure and function of politically induced R&D collaboration networks, in particular the networks that have emerged in the European Framework Programmes.
NEMO is a project supported by the New and Emerging Science and Technology programme of the sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission. It started on 1st September 2006 and continues for three years.
Project partners are: ARC systems research GmbH (ARC sys), Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry (TU Wien), Universidade da Madeira, Centro de Ciências Matemáticas – CCM (UMa), University of Bielefeld, Department of Physics/Research Center BiBoS (UniBi), Maastricht University, UNU-MERIT (MERIT), Université du Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (UniLu), University of Bremen, Economics Department (UniHB), and University of Hamburg, Research Centre Media and Politics (UniHH).
The objective of NEMO is to investigate the interplay between political governance, structure and function of politically induced R&D collaboration networks, in particular the networks that have emerged in the European Framework Programmes. The ultimate goal is to identify ways to create and to appraise desirable ('optimal') network structures for typical functions of such R&D collaboration networks (e.g. knowledge creation, transfer and (distribution). This will aid policymakers at all political levels in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of network-based policy instruments at promoting the knowledge economy in Europe.