Addressing the principal challenges facing European industry is one of the key responsibilities of the Key Enabling Technologies Programme. The transformation of the European industry from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive industry is its main objective.
The Work Programmes outline how societal challenges are addressed under the Industrial Technologies programme. In designing the Work Programmes, the EU refers to existing foresight studies, roadmaps and running projects, and consults with:
After this process, the Work Programme is formally adopted by the European Commission and the Programme Committee, which comprises representatives from all EU Member States.
On 30 November 2011, the Commission adopted its proposal for Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014 to 2020. Three major parts of Horizon 2020 support "Excellent science”, “Societal challenges” and “Industrial leadership”.
The 'Industrial leadership" part includes most activities currently covered by the NMP Theme of FP7 and will foster leadership in enabling and industrial technologies, with a robust approach to industrial innovation and an integrated approach to the Key Enabling Technologies.
National Contact Points (NCPs) are available in EU Member States, associated countries and third countries to provide guidance, practical information and assistance to people applying for funding across all Framework Programmes.
Questions about research in Europa, about Horizon 2020, the EU's main research funding instrument, or about calls for research proposals ? Submit your question to the Research Enquiry Service.
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The CORDIS database contains details of individual RTD projects financed wholly or partly from the budget of the European Union
A selection of articles about EU funded Research & Innovation projects from across Europe.