As part of the European Economic Recovery Plan, adopted in November 2008, the Commission launched in 2009 three Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), to tackle the consequences of the global economic downturn.
The aim of the three PPPs was to fund research and innovation in three key industrial sectors - manufacturing, construction and automotive - in order to boost competitiveness and support employment, while at the same time significantly contribute towards a more green and sustainable economy.
Public-Private Partnerships under Horizon 2020
Under Horizon 2020, the new EU funding programme for research and innovation from 2014 to 2020, there will be continued support to Public-private partnerships (PPPs) as vehicles to implement technological roadmaps in particular areas and achieve leverage of private funding.
The research and innovation roadmaps towards Horizon 2020 were prepared, following stakeholder consultation, and are published on the websites of the three Industry Associations:
The first work programme and call for research proposals to be financed under Horizon 2020 are currently in the process of being finalised. Information is expected to be published in mid-December.
In view of supporting the preparation of proposals, the European Commission is organising Information Days on 16-17 December 2013 in Brussels.