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Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies

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Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), ICT and Space are areas of key industrial competences determining Europe’s global competitiveness.

Aiming at new and breakthrough technologies, this part of the programme will contribute to boosting competitiveness, creating jobs and supporting growth.

The emphasis is on areas of research and innovation with a strong industrial dimension and where mastering new technological opportunities will enable and drive innovation. The objective is to achieve the EU Industrial policy goals, which represents an important component of the EU Strategy for Key Enabling Technologies (KET).

The emphasis for Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) actions will be on:

  • Research and innovation to strengthen Europe's industrial capacities and business perspectives, including SMEs
  • Public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Cross-cutting KETs
  • Seizing the ICT opportunities
  • Contributions to solving Societal Challenges and to Focus Areas
  • Cross-cutting aspects, like international cooperation and responsible research and innovation.

The involvement of industrial participants, and of SMEs in particular, is crucial in maximising the expected impact of the actions.

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Calls

Deadline: 04/02/2015 - 01:00
Deadline: 04/02/2015 - 01:00

Events

From 10/06/2015 - 02:00 to 12/06/2015 - 02:00
Riga, Latvia,

The seventh EuroNanoForum is Europe’s largest networking conference on nanotechnologies and materials science, innovations and business. It will be showcasing the strength of integrating nanotechnologies and advanced materials with the other key enabling technologies, within the new approach of Horizon 2020 in its drive for competitiveness. ENF 2015 is organised as a part of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union. Read more

25/02/2015 - 01:00
Brussels,

Advanced and clean manufacturing is a key driver of the industrial revolution. The aim is to explore how technology transfer can be used as a mechanism to help EU industry, and manufacturing SMEs, to adopt new advanced and clean manufacturing technologies. Practical examples will illustrate the potential of technology transfer. Technology providers, industry executives, technology transfer officers, policy makers and financial intermediaries will share experiences and lessons learned. Read more

09/01/2015 - 01:00
Brussels,

This is your chance to discover a new exciting opportunity for industry-driven innovation under Horizon 2020.

Participants at this event will:

- Acquire insight into the objectives of this new scheme

- Get familiar with the modalities of the Fast Track to Innovation call

- Get practical tips and tricks on how to apply and how to maximise chances for success when applying

- Be able to interact throughout the event with EU-officials

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Project stories

16/06/2014 - 12:14

A new process for concrete buildings has robots cutting mould shapes and bending the steel reinforcement. Self-compacting concrete fills the mould, giving smooth, organic-looking buildings, but without the usual cost. The technologies, developed by EU-funded researchers, are already on the market. Read more

02/06/2014 - 14:13

A new synthetic rubber developed by EU-funded researchers repairs itself. That means longer-lasting components, plus reduced maintenance costs and waste. The rubber will initially be used for reducing rail and traffic noise, with many more applications to follow. Read more

28/01/2014 - 19:41

Imagine, instead of hitting “Print” and watching a document slide out of your desktop printer, the end product is an aeroplane part, a hearing aid, a sculpture, or an artificial finger. As futuristic as this may sound, a technology known as “additive manufacturing” is turning the improbable into the possible.

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Press Release

18/07/2014 - 16:51

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) launched a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more easily. Read more

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