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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Public Private Partnership in European Robotics

Credit: EUROP,  Letter of support meeting June 12, 2012   
The European Robotics Public Private Partnership (PPP) is the teaming up of the robotics industry, research, academia and the European Commission to launch a joint research, development and innovation programme in order to strengthen the position of European robotics as a whole. The programme will be jointly developed by the private side (robotics manufacturers, component manufacturers, systems integrators, end users, research institutes, universities) and the public side (the European Commission). 
There will be the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Robotics PPP by Commissioner Neelie Kroes on 18 September 2012, which will be a special event in Brussels. There are also plans to update the Strategic Research Agenda for Robotics (SRA) engaging an expert roadmapping specialist and involving the robotics community.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an indicative €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. As a part of Horizon 2020, the European Commission is seeking the establishment of so called public-private partnerships (PPP), which are addressing major societal challenges by strengthening Europe‘s competitive position in a particular business sector.

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