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European Partnerships

Partnerships group the EC and private and/or public partners together to coordinate and streamline the research & innovation initiatives and funding in some selected key domains.

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What are European Partnerships?

European Partnerships bring the European Commission and private and/or public partners together to address some of Europe’s most pressing challenges through concerted research and innovation initiatives. They are a key implementation tool of Horizon Europe, and contribute significantly to achieving the EU’s political priorities.

By bringing private and public partners together, European Partnerships help to avoid the duplication of investments and contribute to reducing the fragmentation of the research and innovation landscape in the EU.

Types of partnerships

There are 3 types of partnerships:

  • Co-programmed European Partnerships: partnerships between the Commission and mostly private (and sometimes public) partners.
  • Co-funded European Partnerships: partnerships involving EU countries, with research funders and other public authorities at the core of the consortium
  • Institutionalised European Partnerships: partnerships in the field of research and innovation between the Union, EU member states and/or industry.

The partnerships

The eleven European Partnerships (status 2021-06-14) are listed below. It is important to know that NCP Flanders will publish any updates (news, events, ...) about a concrete partnership within the programme domain(s) a partnership belongs to.

European Partnership for the European Open Science Cloud.

It aims to deploy and consolidate by 2030 an open, trusted virtual environment to enable the estimated 2 million European researchers to store, share and reuse research data across borders and disciplines.

European Partnership for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics.

To deliver the greatest benefit to Europe from Artificial Intelligence (AI), data and robotics, this Partnership will drive innovation, acceptance and uptake of these technologies, for the benefit of citizens and businesses.

European Partnership for Photonics (light-based technologies).

It aims to speed up photonic innovations, securing Europe's technological sovereignty, raising the competitiveness of Europe's economy and promoting long-term job creation and prosperity.

European Partnership for Clean Steel – Low Carbon Steelmaking.

It supports EU leadership in transforming the steel industry into a carbon-neutral one, serving as a catalyser for other strategic sectors.

European Partnership Made in Europe.

It will be the driving force for European leadership in sustainable manufacturing in Europe, by applying the principles of the circular economy (zero-waste and others), digital transformation and climate neutral manufacturing.

European Partnership Processes4Planet.

Its vision is that European process industries are globally leading on the 2050 climate neutrality goal with a strong focus on low-carbon technologies, circularities, such as circularity hubs and competitiveness.

European Partnership for People-centric Sustainable Built Environment (Built4People).

Its vision is high-quality, low-carbon, energy and resource-efficient built environments, like buildings, infrastructure, and more, which drive the transition towards sustainability.

European Partnership towards Zero-emission Road Transport (2Zero).

It aims to accelerate the development of zero-emission transport with a systems approach, supporting a climate neutral and clean road transport system.

European Partnership for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility.

Its goal is to accelerate the implementation of innovative, connected, cooperative and automated mobility technologies and services.

European Partnership for Batteries

Towards a competitive European industrial battery value chain. It aims to support the development of a world-class European research and innovation ecosystem on batteries, and to foster European industrial leadership in the design and production of batteries for the next generation of both stationary and mobile applications.

European Partnership for Zero Emission Waterborne Transport.

It aims for the EU to lead and accelerate the transformation of maritime and inland waterborne transport to eliminate all harmful environmental emissions, including greenhouse gas, air and water pollutants, through innovative technologies and operation.

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