On 17 December 2013 the European Commission launched eight contractual Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) of strategic importance for European industry.
The partnerships will leverage more than €6 billion of public investments with each euro of public funding expected to trigger additional investments to develop new technologies, products and services which will give European industry a leading position on world markets.
These PPPs are based on roadmaps for research and innovation activities which are the result of an open consultation process and which have been positively evaluated by the European Commission with the help of independent experts.
The PPPs will be implemented through open calls under Horizon 2020, the new EU Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020. The first Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2014-15, published on 11 December 2013, foresees around €1.45 billion for these eight PPPs.
The three PPPs in the "Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology" part of Horizon 2020 are:
The five other contractual Public-Private Partnerships are:
Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings and Green Cars PPPs were first established in 2009 as a response to the economic crisis. They have shown their success in strengthening European supply chains and innovating key industrial sectors.
Research Public-Private Partnerships in FP7 – From research to market : a response to European industry and societal needs :