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COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 72/2008 of 20 December 2007 setting up the ENIAC Joint Undertaking

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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 for 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 stem from the work of European Technology Platforms, already set up under the Sixth Framework Programme, and cover selected aspects of research in their field. 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 publicprivate partnerships to speed up 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 the Community to boost competitiveness, growth and jobs.
In its conclusions of 25 and 26 November 2004, the Council encouraged the Commission to further elaborate the concepts of Technology Platforms and JTIs. It underlined that such initiatives could contribute to coordinating overall Community research efforts with a view to achieving synergies with the activities of existing schemes such as Eureka taking into account their important contribution to Research and Development.

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Record Number: 8959 / Last updated on: 2008-02-13
Category: MISC