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Abstract

Decision No 1982/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013), provides for a Community contribution to the establishment of long term public private partnerships in the form of Joint Technology Initiatives (hereinafter referred to as JTIs), which could be implemented through Joint Undertakings within the meaning of Article 171 of the Treaty. These JTIs result from the work of European Technology Platforms, already set up under the Sixth Framework Programme, and cover selected aspects of research in their respective fields. They should combine private sector investment and European public funding, including funding from the Seventh Framework Programme.
Council Decision 2006/971/EC of 19 December 2006 concerning the Specific Programme 'Cooperation' implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013), underlines the need for ambitious pan-European public-private partnerships to accelerate the development of major technologies by large research actions at Community level including, in particular, JTIs.
The Lisbon Growth and Jobs Agenda underscores the need to develop favourable conditions for investment in knowledge and innovation in Europe with a view to boosting competitiveness, growth and jobs in the European Union.
In its conclusions of 13 May 2003, of 22 September 2003 and of 24 September 2004, the Council highlighted the importance of further developing actions following the 3% Action Plan for research and the innovation policy, including the development of new initiatives aimed at intensifying cooperation between industry and the public sector in funding research to enhance transnational publicprivate links.

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Record Number: 8943 / Last updated on: 2008-02-13
Category: MISC
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