Wo: Brussels, Belgium
Thema: Wirtschaft, Finanzen, Steuern und Wettbewerb
Veranstalter: Europäische Kommission
The Commission will present a multi-billion euro investment package to boost research and innovation in sectors that are crucial to Europe's economy and society. The package will be anchored by public-private partnerships (PPPs) in areas such as innovative medicines and aeronautics.
Funding from the next EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, will leverage additional money from industry and EU Member States. The goal of the partnerships is to provide solutions to major challenges such as reducing carbon emissions or providing the next generation of antibiotics. They will also help increase the competitiveness of EU industry, including SMEs, and create new jobs in fast growing and emerging sectors.
Also included are proposals to pool resources with EU Member States to develop new treatments against poverty related diseases; to development measurement technologies for industrial competitiveness; to support high tech SMEs; and to provide solutions for the elderly and disabled to live safely in their homes. The package also proposes to extend an initiative to pool research investments in air traffic management, in support of the Single European Sky.
The importance of PPPs has been clearly identified in the Innovation Union and Industry Policy flagship initiatives, and the legislative proposals for Horizon 2020. Some of the public-private partnerships, called Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI), were introduced under the current 7th research Framework Programme. New legislative proposals were needed for these to be established under the next EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. The proposals will now be submitted to EU Member States and the European Parliament in the context of the overall proposals for the Horizon 2020 programme.
A press conference and a technical briefing will be held on day of adoption. There will also be dedicated roundtable sessions for the public-private partnerships, including CEOs from companies participating in the initiatives. These will be open to the media.
A press release, a MEMO, Communication and factsheets on each of the partnerships will be available on the day.