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Abbreviations for the Development of a Sustainable Technology Cluster

Module by: James Abbey. E-mail the authorEdited By: Andrew R. Barron, James Abbey

ANH - Alliance for Nano Health

AUTM - Association of University Technology Managers

BERR - The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

BIS - The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

CNH - Centre for NanoHealth

CU - Cardiff University

DTI - Department of Trade and Industry

ELWa - Education and Learning Wales

EMA - European Medicines Association

EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ERDF - European Regional Development Fund

ESF - European Social Fund

ETP - European Technology Platform

EU - European Union

FANTI - Food and Drug Administration – Alliance for Nano Health Nanotechnology Initiative 

FDA - Food and Drug Administration

FDI - Foreign Direct Investment

GDP - Gross Domestic Product

GP - General Practioner

GVA - Gross Value Added

HEFCE - Higher Education Funding Council for England

HEFCW - Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

HE - Higher Education

HEI - Higher Education Institutes

HRH - His Royal Highness

IBM - International Business Machines Corporation

ICT - Information Communication Technology

ILS - Institute of Life Science

IMNOS - Institute for Micro and Nano - Science

IP - Intellectual Property

IPED - Institute for Policy and Economic Development

IPR - Intellectual Property Rights

IT - Information Technology

KESS - Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships

KPI - Key Performance Indicators

KTN - Knowledge Transfer Network

KTP - Knowledge Transfer Partnership

MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MNC - Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre

MRC - Medical Research Council

NAoMITEC - NAno and MIcro - TEC SMEs in Integrate Projects and Networks of Excellence

NAW - National Assembly of Wales

NHS - National Health Service (UK)

NIH - National Institute for Health (US)

OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OSTP - Office of Science and Technology Policy

PECTIC - Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Centre 

POWIS - Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships

Q1 - Quater One

QR - Quality Related

RAE - Research Assessment Exercise

R&D - Research and Development

SCOT EXEC - Scottish Executive

SET - Science, Engineering and Technology

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

STEmM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine

TEP - Technology Exploitation Programme

TX - Texas

UK - United Kingdom

UNICO - University Companies Association

US or USA - United States of America

USP - Unique Selling Point

UW - University of Wales

UWA - University of Wales Aberystwyth

UWCM - University of Wales College of Medicine

UWS - University of Wales Swansea

WAC - Welsh Affairs Committee

WAG - Welsh Assembly Government

WEFO - Welsh European Funding Office

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