Strategy for European Technology Platforms: ETP 2020
The Commission's staff working paper on a Strategy for European Technology Platforms (ETP) presents the mission, activities, the main functions and criteria of recognition for the European Technology Platforms until the year 2020. Annex 1 lists all 40 recognised European Technology Platforms.
ETPs were established in 2003, after the European Council called for a strengthening of the European Research Area by "…creating European Technology Platforms (ETPs) bringing together technological know-how, industry, regulators and financial institutions to develop a strategic agenda for leading technologies".
Building on the strategies for Europe 2020 and for an Innovation Union, the Commission's Horizon 2020 proposal for an integrated research and innovation framework programme recognises the role of European Technology Platforms (ETPs) as part of the external advice and societal engagement needed to implement Horizon 2020.