On 11 September 2019, the European Commission (EC) launched a consultation on the 12 proposed institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe. The consultation aims at collecting view on how the EU can best support impactful, inclusive research and innovation partnerships with industry, Member States and other stakeholders. The EC regards the consultation as a key step in assessing the overall need for and focus of specific research and innovation partnerships.
Research and innovation partnerships play a crucial role in tackling global challenges, from pioneering new ways to control disease outbreaks to developing greener public transport and speeding up the use of bio-based renewable products. They provide a strong added value in their ability to leverage resources and pool expertise across sectors, and to generate impact.
The proposed partnerships cover the following topics:
- EU-Africa research partnership on health security to tackle infectious diseases
- Innovative Health Initiative
- Key Digital Technologies
- Smart Networks and Services
- European Metrology
- Transforming Europe's Rail System
- Integrated Air Traffic Management
- Clean Aviation
- Circular Bio-based Europe
- Clean Hydrogen
- Safe and Automated Road Transport
- Innovative SMEs
The input collected will feed into the impact assessment work for these candidate partnerships, together with earlier feedback gathered on the inception impact assessments published in July.
The Commission invites anyone with an interest in future research and innovation partnerships to participate in the survey, which will close on 6 November 2019.