Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7)

The concept of the Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)

In May 2007, the Commission adopted the first proposals for Joint Technology Initiatives. This is the first time that public-private partnerships, involving industry, the research community and public authorities, were proposed at European level to pursue ambitious common research objectives.

Joint Technology Initiatives are an entirely new mechanism for performing research at EU level. They are long-term Public-Private Partnerships and will be managed within dedicated structures based on Article 171 of the EC treaty. JTIs will support large-scale multinational research activities in areas of major interest to European industrial competitiveness and issues of high societal relevance.

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