Dear Sir/Madam,

We would like to cordially invite you to the Inauguration of the 7th Framework Programme in Poland which will take place in Warsaw on 16-17 November 2006. The Conference will be held under the honorary patronage of the President of Republic of Poland Mr. Lech Kaczyński.

During the conference the objectives of the 7th Framework Programme will be presented taking into consideration its budget of 54 milliard Euro. The conference will provide basic information about major aims, rules of participation, budget and structure of FP7. This event will enable to establish contacts among Polish and foreign research and industrial groups interested in creating consortia that prepare the projects for FP7. Moreover, the conference will provide the strengthening of European cooperation in the area of scientific research, new technologies and innovation, in particular the promotion of Polish technological and research initiatives.

The conference will also serve as an occasion to summarize the participation of Polish teams in FP6 and award the most active and successful participants. During the Framework Ball, on the 16th of November, the prestigious awards Crystal Brussels will be distributed in six categories: universities, Polish Academy of Sciences, research and development units, industry, SMEs and Individual Award.

I cordially encourage you to take part in the Inauguration of the 7th Framework Programme in Poland. I hope that this event will result with more active participation of Polish teams in FP7.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Andrzej Siemaszko
Director of NCP-Poland

  National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU