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KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

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  1. KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES Budapest, 25 January 2011 European CommissionEnterprise and Industry

  2. Do you know which technologies can radically change the future of EU manufacturing?

  3. Definition of key enabling technologies (KETs) • Characteristics: • Knowledge-intensive • Associated with high R&D intensity • Rapid innovation cycles • High capital expenditure • Highly skilled workforce • KETs enable process, goods and service innovation across the economy and are of systemic relevance • KETs are multidisciplinary • KETs can assist technology leaders in other fields

  4. KETs and the economy • KETs enable producers to use labour, capital, energy and other inputs more efficiently increase productivity • Open up new markets • Scale of the effects on productivity from a KET will depend on • The speed and breadth of its diffusion across sectors and users • To what extent its use give rise to network effects • How mature it is (technological applications, innovative solutions)

  5. Key enabling technologies • Competitiveness in 6 technologies: • Nanotechnology • Micro and nanoelectronics • Industrial biotechnology • Photonics • Advanced materials • Advanced manufacturing technologies

  6. It is the applications of KETs that will create jobs, growth and wealth

  7. Uncertain market potential estimates

  8. Biotechnology: Cambridge & Bay Area Micro-electronics: Ottawa KET cluster development, ranging from emerging to post-mature KETs Micro-electronics: Grenoble Photonics: Québec Advanced materials: Changsha Nanotech: Kyoto Photonics: Berlin-Brandenburg Nanotech: Northrhine Westfalia Advanced materials: Wallonia

  9. Europe, North America and East Asia dominate KET patenting activity • European share of patents: around 1/3 in most KETs • Higher in advanced manufacturing technologies and industrial biotech • Lower in nanotechnology, micro and nanoelectronics and photonics • Most European KET patent applications made by German applicants (more than 43%), followed by French (15%) and UK applicants (11%)

  10. EU approach to KETs: a long-term research policy and supply of skills • Patents do not automatically lead to applications – KETs need to be applied in order to have impact • Each KET needs a competitive manufacturing base in Europe • Integrated, coordinated approach to KETs needed, linking actors from various policy domains at local, regional, national and international levels • Interaction between research and development, manufacture and application is needed, combined with policies promoting KET skills by means of cross-disciplinary higher education and training.

  11. Thank you • for your attention!