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The European Steel Technology Platform ESTEP is one of the first European Technology Platforms, officially created in 2004. It gathers the whole European steel industry but also its main suppliers and customers, Universities through a European network, representatives of Trade Unions and CCMI, a network of 8000 researchers coming from the former ECSC, and representatives of EU governments and the EU Commission. The objective of this paper is to suggest improvements in the EU RTD Policy to increase the contribution of the EU steel sector to European competitiveness and sustainability (Lisbon review, PPP initiatives of the Recovery Plan, future FP8).

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