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Proposal for a Council Regulation setting up the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (presented by the Commission) {SEC(2007) 1272} {SEC(2007) 1273} COM(2007) 571 final

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Abstract

Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) are introduced in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) as a way of creating public-private partnerships in research at European level. JTIs are an expression of the EU's strong commitment to coordinating research efforts, strengthening the European Research Area and reaching Europe's competitiveness goals.
JTIs arise mainly from the work of European Technology Platforms (ETPs). In a small number of cases, ETPs have achieved such an ambitious scale and scope that they will require the mobilisation of high public and private investments as well as substantial research resources to implement important elements of their Strategic Research Agendas. JTIs are proposed as an effective means of meeting the needs of these ETPs.
The "Co-operation" Specific Programme identifies fuel cells and hydrogen as one of six areas where a JTI could be particularly relevant, alongside aeronautics and air transport, innovative medicines, embedded computing systems, nanoelectronics and global monitoring for environment and security (GMES).
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking resulting from the Technology Platform on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells contributes to the implementation of the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) as foreseen in the Communication COM(2004) 38 which included this Technology Platform within priority actions of the ETAP.

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Record Number: 8885 / Last updated on: 2008-01-04
Category: COM DOCUMENT