European Forum for Science and Industry

European Forum for Science and Industry

Providing Scientific Support to Industry

In 2012, the JRC established a permanent European Forum for Science and Industry (EFSI) in cooperation with DG Enterprise & Industry in order to provide a reliable platform to (1) exchange views on the needs of the industry concerning science and innovation and (2) to strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between science and industry in key sectors for European competitiveness and economic growth.

The Forum has more than 1,000 members and brings together public institutions, private companies, the scientific community, European associations, industrial organisations and related networks through regularly organised conferences, roundtable discussions, and bilateral meetings.

The Forum focuses on future EU research and innovation programmes in the context of Europe 2020 and Horizon 2020 objectives, and particularly the Innovation Union. It is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in cooperation with the Directorate-General (DG) for Enterprise & Industry, and with the involvement of DG Research & Innovation, DG Energy, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, DG Mobility & Transport and DG Health and Consumers.

Relevant economic sectors

In line with the Europe 2020 strategy, the priorities of the JRC over the next years will support the following key sectors for economic growth:

  • Clean transport
  • Energy
  • Environment and climate change
  • Water
  • Food security
  • Danube strategy
  • Eco-Industry and biotechnologies
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Key enabling technologies
  • ICT
  • Standardisation
  • Innovative SMEs
  • Refining capacity
  • Health
  • Behavioural and humanity social sciences

The membership to the European Forum for Science and Industry has to be requested. If you wish to subscribe, please contact vena.nievergelt@ec.europa.eu