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  • For the first time ever at European level, public/private partnerships, involving industry, research community and public authorities, are being set up to pursue ambitious common research objectives under Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs).

    JTIs address strategic areas where research and innovation are essential to European competitiveness. A novel element of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities, JTIs support large-scale multinational research activities. The European Commission mobilises a global budget of over 3 billions € which will be matched by funding from industry and Members States for at least an equivalent amount.
  • High-Level Industry Representatives put forward their Report.
    The Final Report (PDF icon 206 KB) of the JTI Sherpas' Group of High-Level Industry Representatives "Designing together the 'ideal house' for public-private partnerships in European research" is now available.
  • First Interim evaluation of the JTIs.
    FCH (PDF icon 1.4 MB) , ARTEMIS & ENIAC (PDF icon 378 KB) , IMI (PDF icon 202 KB) and Clean Sky (PDF icon 207 KB) activities have been evaluated by independent experts. The Interim evaluation reports are now available.
  • Commission response to the First Interim evaluation (PDF icon 84 KB) .
    In September 2011 the Commission replied to the recommendations put forward in the first interim evaluation of IMI, Clean Sky and FCH with its Communication on Partnering in Research and Innovation.
  • Report to the EU Parliament and the Council (PDF icon) on the results of the first interim evaluation of ARTEMIS and ENIAC

The terminology on this JTIs website is adapted to the Treaty on the
Functioning of the EU (TFEU)

Introduction to JTIs

In May 2007, the Commission adopted the first proposals for Joint Technology Initiatives. It was the first time that public-private partnerships, involving industry, the research community and public authorities, were proposed at European level to pursue ambitious common research objectives.

Joint Technology Initiatives are an entirely new mechanism for performing research at EU level. They are long-term Public-Private Partnerships and are managed within dedicated structures based on Article 187 TFEU (ex Article 171 TEC). JTIs support large-scale multinational research activities in areas of major interest to European industrial competitiveness and issues of high societal relevance.