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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




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Contact the Research Operations Office European Team:

Assistant Director for Biological Sciences & EU Matters

Renata Schaeffer

Tel: 01223 761648

European & International Policy Manager 

Laura Carletti

Tel: 01223 748098

EC Coordinator Grants Manager

Catherine Hill

Tel: 01223 761647

European & International Research Facilitator - ERC Matters 

Francesca Nieto

Tel: 01223 335501

Senior EC Support Advisor - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Matters

Peter Martin

Tel: 01223 763141 

EC Research Support Advisors - Financial Matters

Pasquale Raiola

Tel: 01223 766736