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• Better use of Antibiotics • Breaking the optical transmission barriers
• Materials for clean air • Collaborative Spectrum Sharing • Food scanner

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Contractual public-private partnerships in Horizon 2020

For research and innovation in the manufacturing, construction, process industry and automotive sectors

The new EU research framework programme – Horizon 2020 – may be implemented through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the case of research and innovation activities of strategic importance to the Union’s competitiveness and industrial leadership or to address specific societal challenges. Initially launched as part of the European Economic Recovery Plan in 2008, the three research Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) on Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings and Green Cars have now proved that they can help the manufacturing, construction and automotive sectors, and in particular the relevant SMEs, to adapt to global competitive pressures by improving their technological base.

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Waste as a resource

EU research

As today’s consumer society has expanded, so has the consumption of resources and the waste it produces. Domestic waste, industrial waste… the population of the EU throws away 2.7 billion tonnes of it every year.

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EU research

Today, economic development, growing populations and increasing degradation of the environment all make sustainable exploitation of resources a priority, and no resource is more fundamental to our well-being than water.


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