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Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

Publication of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Aviation sector at the ILA international airshow in Berlin on the 12th of September 2012.
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After more than one year of intensive work involving over 300 experts in the different working Groups of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research in Europe, the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Aviation sector was published at the ILA international airshow in Berlin on the 12th of September 2012.

Tom Enders, ACARE Chairman and CEO of EADS and Jan Wörner, Vice-Chairman of ACARE and Chairman of the DLR Executive Board, delivered the agenda to Peter Hintze, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal coordinator for aviation policy in Germany, representing the EU Member States and to Matthias Ruete, Director General of DG Mobility and Transport, representing the European Commission.

Peter Hintze, recognised the very high level of ambitious of the agenda and highlighted that with the joint contribution of Members States through funding programmes, national research centres, the EU funding for research and innovation, the relevant EU bodies and of course the R&D efforts of the European air transport industry, these goals can be achieved.

Mathias Ruete acknowledged the lead of Sim Kallas Vice-President of the Commission and Commissioner for Transport and European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Ms Geoghegan-Quinn, in launching this initiative and supporting the process by providing coordination and organisation through the European Commission services. The EU will take part and achieving the goals making the best use of the next framework programme for research and Innovation Horizon 2020.

"We were all impressed by the scale and scope of this successful collaborative effort which gather a vast majority of aviation stakeholders" said Tom Enders. "There is no doubt that this effort will be a useful investment for the future. It is now the responsibility of all stakeholders to transform this agenda into a reality and we count on your continued support in the coming years to fulfil ACARE ambitious goals for European Aviation."

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