The Cooperation scheme is designed to gain leadership in key scientific and technological areas by supporting cooperation between universities, industry, research centres and public authorities across the European Union, as well as the rest of the world.
Research is carried out in ten key thematic areas:
■Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
■Information and communication technologies
■Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies
■Environment (including climate change)
■Transport (including aeronautics)
■Socio-economic sciences and the humanities