The objectives of the SmartGrids ERA-Net are to:
· Network and integrate national R&D activities by establishing a durable European Research Area in the area which will last beyond the project period.
· Create an internal marked for research and development through harmonisation and mutual opening of national research programmes.
· Achieve a concerted European strategy for international co-operation.
· Link governmental and private sector activities.
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Associated country), Switzerland and Croatia.
DE BRUIJNE Ruud, SENTERNOVEM, E -mail: R.de.Bruijne@senternovem.nl, The Netherlands