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European Technology Platforms

01INTRODUCTION

European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora that develop short to long-term research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding. ETPs span a wide range of technology areas and have played an important role to date by developing joint visions, setting Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas, and contributing to the definition of research priorities, including those under the Research Framework Programmes. Building on the strategies for Europe 2020 and for an Innovation Union, the EU’s integrated research and innovation framework programme Horizon 2020 recognises the role of ETPs as part of the external advice and societal engagement needed to implement Horizon 2020.

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