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European Technology Platform

  • Posted on: 12.03.2012
  • Abbreviation: ETP

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European Technology Platforms are industry-led stakeholder fora. ETPs provide a framework for stakeholders to define short to long-term research and innovation agendas and road maps for strategically important issues for Europe's competitiveness. ETPs play a key role in ensuring an adequate focus of research funding on areas with a high degree of industrial relevance.

Horizon 2020 recognizes the role of ETPs as part of the external advice and societal engagement needed to implement Horizon 2020. ETPs will therefore be a key element in the European innovation ecosystem and will help turn Europe into an Innovation Union, by taking a holistic view and:

- developing strategies and providing a coherent business-focused analysis of research and innovation bottlenecks and opportunities related to societal challenges and industrial leadership actions;

- mobilising industry and other stakeholders within the EU to work in partnership and deliver on agreed priorities;

- sharing information and enabling knowledge transfer to a wide range of stakeholders across the EU.

The European Commission does not own or manage European Technology Platforms, which are independent organisations.

Activity areas of individual ETPs

Bio-based economy     




Production and processes     


Cross ETP Initiatives


Industrial Safety


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For more information please visit European Commission's website.