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Key Enabling Technologies

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  1. Industrial Technologies 2012 19-21 June 2012 – Danmark, Aarhus Michel Catinat ICT for Competitiveness and Industrial Innovation Key Enabling Technologies

  2. Commission Communication on KETs • The Economic Context • KETs = micro/nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, photonics, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology and advanced manufacturing technologies • A key source of innovation • Indispensable technology bricks for a wide range of product applications

  3. Commission Communication on KETs • The diagnosis • Europe = still in the KETs race • Not capitalising on its own knowledge • Reasons: • No common definition and understanding of KETs • Insufficient focus on product demonstration and proof-of-concept projects • Access to sources of risk capital • Fragmentation of the EU internal market and regulatory differences • Shortage of skilled labour and entrepreneurs

  4. Commission Communication on KETs • The Way Ahead • Proposal for a European strategy for KETs • Communication on KETs by the European Commission (planned end of June) • An Action Plan mobilising the EU policy instruments, the Member States, and the private stakeholders

  5. An Action Plan A - Adaptation of EU instruments • Horizon 2020 - Allocation of € 6.7 bio • - Rebalancing towards pilot-lines / demonstrator projects • - Cross-cutting projects • - Selection Criteria • European Regional Development Funds • - Smart specialisation • - Cluster-specific actions • Modernise State aid rules • An agreement with the European Investment Bank • Promotion of required multidisciplinary skills

  6. Implemented actions: Horizon 2020

  7. Implemented actions: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

  8. Implemented actions: Combined Financing

  9. An Action Plan B – Coordination • Synergies with national industrial innovation policies • Memorandum of Understanding by industrial stakeholders C – Governance • Coordination Committee on KETs within Horizon 2020 • An external KETs Issues Group D – Trade Strive to ensure a global level playing field

  10. Thank you!

  11. Contact European CommissionDG Enterprise and Industry Unit D3: ICT for Competitiveness &  Industrial InnovationB-1049 BrusselsE-mail: entr-kets-open-days@ec.europa.eu HLG website: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/hlg_kets.htm