What is the FP7 People programme?

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The People Programme contains 12 types of “Actions”. The most interesting to companies are Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPPs), partnerships between the public or non-commercial sector (including universities, research institutes, NGOs) and the private, commercial research sector (including SMEs, manufacturing and other industries), based on common research. However, Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITNs), aimed at the initial training of researchers, may also be of interest to the industry; initial training is offered to researchers through this action in order to improve their research and complementary skills, help them join established research teams, and enhance their career prospects in both the public and private sectors.