Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission is trying to unite the EU's footwear research and development teams in a network of excellence that will form part of its so-called European Research Area. This general policy aims to link researchers from different Member States so they can collaborate on projects, avoiding duplication and benefiting from economies of scale. Commission budgets are being set aside to fund high-speed Internet communications between research teams and pay for exchanges and seminars. The bid to extend this to the footwear sector was ...

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