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35 years since a Eureka moment – enabling global R&D collaboration

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In 1985, a group of leaders from 17 European countries and the European Commission gathered in Paris to agree to work together to support closer cooperation between businesses and research organisations in the field of ‘advanced technologies’.  It was the Eureka moment and saw the birth of what is today the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation.  The rest as they say is history!