‘These Partnerships are all about pooling research and innovation resources and ensuring that research results are turned into useful innovation for citizens…’
The European Commission, working with industry, has launched 11 new partnerships to boost investment in research and innovation and overcome major climate and sustainability challenges. Backed with €22 million in funding, which comes from Horizon Europe, Member States and private partners, the Partnerships are a component of the ambition to make Europe the first climate neutral economy, while delivering on the European Green Deal. The Partnerships will also deliver on the EU’s digital ambitions for the next decade, the so called Europe’s Digital Decade.
The 11 partnerships include: A Partnership for Batteries which will support the development of world-class research on batteries. A Partnership for artificial intelligence, data and robotics will drive innovation, acceptance and uptake of these technologies, while a Processes4Planet Partnership is focused on making European process industries climate neutral by 2050, adopting low carbon technologies.
The 11 partnerships will run from 2021 to 2030, which will allow them to provide input into the last calls of Horizon Europe, the Commission said.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said: ‘These Partnerships are all about pooling research and innovation resources and ensuring that research results are turned into useful innovation for citizens. With Horizon Europe we are committed to emerge from the climate crisis, provide sustainable solutions to major environmental challenges and accelerate a sustainable recovery. This will benefit all Europeans.’