An Ambitious FP9: Strengthening Europe’s Industrial Leadership – Joint Declaration by Industry and RTOs
7 June 2017
Orgalime has, along with 22 other signatories representing key industrial and research stakeholders, called on the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop an ambitious next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) as a strong support for EU industrial leadership. The participation of both Industry and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) in EU R&I Framework Programmes is essential to turn ideas into impact-driven and value-creating technologies, applications, and solutions.
As such, the next EU R&I Framework Programme should be an ambitious framework programme built on Horizon 2020’s achievements. We strongly believe that this means:
• Increasing significantly the overall EU budget for research and innovation in FP9 within the current discussion on the Multiannual Financial Framework,
• Focusing on a well-balanced three-pillar structure, while allocating an equivalent share of the budget to each pillar,
• Strengthening the EU industrial leadership to guarantee sustainable application and implementation of European research,
• Continuing financial incentives in form of grants for all actors of the value chain, including small & large companies.