European Technology Platform
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
Production and processes
Cross ETP Initiatives
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For more information please visit European Commission's website.