ETP

European Technology Platforms

A key role for research priorities

European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are initiatives which are particularly aimed at industry and offer interesting opportunities for international networking. By participating in an ETP, stakeholders can cooperate to help shape the future of European research and deliver on agreed priorities.
Owner of programme / investor
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Target group -
Topic Information technology, Human resources, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility, Security, Environment and energy, Further issues, Space
Type of service Networking
Förderinstrument Horizon 2020 - Beteiligungsregeln
FFG Unit of organisation European and international programmes
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ETPsare industry-led fora made up of private and public stakeholders, which develop research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for activities in the relevant sector. The European Commission considers ETPs as having an advisory role in the implementation of Horizon 2020.

The key functions of ETPs:

  • developing strategiesand identifying weaknesses in the areas of research and innovation from an industry perspective,
  • mobilisingstakeholders and fostering cooperation as well as
  • sharing and disseminating information and knowledge.

 

ETPsfocus on strategic issues of major importance in terms of future European growth, competitiveness and sustainability that depend on major technological advances. They play a key role in defining European research priorities through the development of strategic research agendas to better meet the needs of industry. The establishment of European technology platforms aims to bring together the most important actors or stakeholders in a research field – industry, administration, scientists, SMEs and end users – to ensure long-term cooperation. This broad collaboration allows covering the entire spectrum of the value chain in order to foster the joint vision for future technological development. 

ETPs generally differ from one another not only in their key topics but also often in terms of structure and size.

They are clustered under the following categories:

 

Energy

 

 

Production and Process

 

Transport

 

Information and Communications Technologies

 

Bio-Based Economy

 

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