Joint Technology Initiatives

Information about Joint Technology Initiatives

Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) are long-term public-private partnerships (PPP) aimed at supporting transnational research cooperation in selected technology fields. Funding is provided both by industry and the public sector. JTIs award funding for research projects on the basis of open calls. Their aim is to increase the competitiveness of industry.
Owner of programme / investor
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Target group -
Topic Information technology, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility
Type of service Funding
Förderinstrument Horizon 2020 - Beteiligungsregeln
FFG Unit of organisation European and international programmes
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JTIs are open to a wide range of sectors in Europe, all types of research institutions and enterprises, including SMEs, may apply for funding. The European Commission has developed the new initiatives in close partnership with industry,which in turn has allocated substantial funding. The European Council has adopted regulations for the establishment of Joint Undertakings (JUs), which (usually) implement a JTI as a public-private partnership (PPP) and establish a new mechanism for financing integrated industrial research. Substantial modifications have been made in response to general criticism that the current initiatives are too complicated.

The aim of JTIs is to increase the competitiveness of European industry in selected technology fields. They focus on selected aspects of research in areas of European interest and societal relevance that require a joint strategic approach. Currently there are five JTIs, which are now being revised as part of the new Horizon 2020 Programme. In Horizon 2020, ARTEMIS(Embedded Systems), ENIAC(Nanoelectronics) and EPoSS (Smart Systems Integration) were recently merged into the Joint Undertaking ECSEL(ECSEL JU - Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership).

Every JTI implements a common Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and defines a detailed Work Programme. JTIs therefore launch their own calls and are responsible for project selection, negotiation of Grant Agreements, reporting etc.

The current Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) are:

Note: The above Joint Technology Initiatives are so-called "institutional PPPs". These must be distinguished from contractually organised public-private partnerships, or "contractual PPPs" (see link "EC: PPP in Horizon 2020").