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H2020 Information Day on Research PPPs' 16-17 December 2013

Information Days on the Research PPPs
on Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings,
Green Vehicles and Sustainable Process Industry
Brussels, 16-17 December 2013

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"Investing in research and innovation, is investing in our future"
(Neelie Kroes, 17 December 2013)

These contractual "PPPs will have a substantial impact on the competitiveness of the EU industry, on sustainable economic growth and the creation of new high-skilled jobs in Europe."
(Maire Geoghean Quinn, said in a statement, 17 December 2013)

For the first PPP calls under Horizon 2020, Information Days were organised on 16-17 December 2013 in Brussels, to support preparation of proposals. More than 800 participants from the public and private sectors, in the EU and beyond, attended.

Among the different presentations:

  • a report on the assessment of the first PPPs from the Research Recovery Package - Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings and Green Cars - and a presentation on the Future Internet PPP
  • overview on the implementation in H2020 of the eight (4 renewed and 4 new) PPPs.

In the afternoon of 16 December 2013, the EC provided information on the first PPP research topics under Horizon 2020 and participants could present their project ideas. The event also provided plenty of opportunities for networking.

On 17 December 2013, the 8 Public Private Partnerships were signed by European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and by Vice President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda, and representatives of the 8 PPPs.

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