Strengthening the role of European Technology Platforms in addressing Europe's Grand Societal Challenges, Report of the ETP Expert Group, October 2009, EUR 24196Funded under: FP7
This report summarises the work of an Expert Group on European Technology Platforms (ETPs), convened by DG Research in early 2009, to examine how the activities and achievements of the current 36 ETPs should evolve in the near future. The Expert Group recognised that ETPs have already achieved considerable success and that recently many ETPs have formed joint activities to address themes beyond the scope of a single platform. The Expert Group proposes that in future all ETPs should be encouraged to work in flexible clusters focused on addressing the key societal challenges facing Europe. The clusters should involve all relevant stakeholders, work across all aspects of the knowledge triangle, and be responsible for implementing potential solutions. ETPs will be able to contribute more to focus research programmes towards the challenges faced by European society and also to bring the results of that research to the global marketplace.
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