European Innovation Partnerships


European Innovation Partnerships are a challenge-driven mechanism across the entire research and innovation chain. EIPs bring together all relevant actors at EU, national and regional level in order to: (i) step up research and development efforts; (ii) coordinate investments in demonstration and pilots; (iii) anticipate and fast-track any necessary regulation and standards; and (iv) mobilise “demand”, in particular through better coordinated public procurement, to ensure that any breakthroughs are quickly brought to market. Rather than taking the above steps independently, the aim of the EIPs is to design and implement them in parallel to cut lead times.