FP7 is a short term for the European Commisions 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development. The program runs 7 years from 2006-2013 and is the European Commiisons main funding scheme for research and development. The program has a budget of more than € 50 billion.

FP7 has two main strategic objectives:

  • to strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry;
  • to encourage its international competitiveness, while promoting research that supports EU policies.

FP7 is a key tool to respond to Europe's needs in terms of jobs and competitiveness, and to maintain leadership in the global knowledge economy.



This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 314407.