The European Rtd Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sistainability (R2S)

The European Economic Recovery Plan seeks a new deal on vital new and traditional industrial sectors in order to foster economic growth and creation of employment, as well as maintaining our high standards of quality of life. Knowledge, technology, innovation and new markets have complementary roles for reaching these goals.

The Conference “The European Framework Programmes: From Economic Recovery to Sustainability” will be the key public event in a series of new Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) as cornerstone of the smart investments of the European Economic Recovery Plan:

  • Factories of the Future (FoF)
  • Energy Efficient Buildings (EeB)
  • Green Cars (GCI)
  • Future Internet (FI)

The event will be the core of the “FP7: EUROPEAN INNOVATION AND RTD TRANSFORMING SECTORS’ WEEK“, and being organized under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council 2010, will provide an open environment for discussions with prominent leaders from industry, researchers and the European Community, paving the way for future RTD and innovation programmes and actions targeting on adding value on main industrial sectors providing inputs for the European Competitiveness Council of Ministers.

The city of Valencia will be the venue for the “FP7: INNOVATION AND RTD TRANSFORMING SECTORS` WEEK“, which will hold the Conference as its core event: April 13th will be devoted to «Energy Efficient Building (EeB)» PPP and «Factories of the Future (FoF)» PPP and April 14th will cover «Green Car (GC)» PPP and «Future Internet (FI) PPP».

Side events within the week include meetings of E2B Association and EFFRA on April 12th, the 14th Future Internet Assembly on April 15th and 16th and other co-located events organized together with the European Commission

Factories of the Future

PPP consists of a research programme of € 1.2 billion to support the manufacturing industry in the development of new and sustainable technologies. The programme is financed jointly by industry and the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. The objective is to help EU manufacturing enterprises, in particular SMEs, to adapt to global competitive pressures by improving the technological base of EU manufacturing across a broad range of sectors.

Energy-efficient buildings

PPP consists of a financial envelope of € 1 billion to boost the construction sector, and aims at promoting green technologies and the development of energy efficient systems and materials in new and renovated buildings – this, with a view to radically reducing their energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The programme is financed jointly by industry and the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

The Green Cars

PPP has a foreseen envelope of €5 billion to boost to the automotive industry in a time of economic hardship, and support the development of new, sustainable forms of road transport. The scope of this initiative is really broad, and research is just one part of it. These financial support measures will be supplemented by demand-side measures, involving regulatory action by Member States and the EU, such as the reduction of car registration taxes on low CO2 cars to stimulate car purchase by citizens.

The Future Internet

PPP has been recently initiated and proposed by industry on the basis of collaborative work that has been ongoing since mid-2008. An essential characteristic of such a PPP should be to develop open, standardised, cross-sector service platforms. From a European policy perspective, sectors such as healthcare, mobility, environment and energy management are prime candidates to benefit from novel ‘smart’ – internet-empowered – infrastructures, which will facilitate the rapid take-up and adoption of services by millions of users and consumers.

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Fecha: 12/04/2010