Industry, EU provides 10 billion euros for new partnerships


The EU will provide nearly 10 billion euros in funding for the establishment of ten new partnerships between the EU, the Member States and industry. The aim is to accelerate the transition to a green, climate-neutral and digital Europe and to improve the resilience and competitiveness of European industry. As much funding will have to come from the investments of the partners who decide to join the initiative.


The proposed institutionalised European partnerships aim to improve the EU’s preparedness and response to infectious diseases, to develop low-carbon efficient aircraft for clean aviation, supporting the use of renewable biological raw materials in energy production, ensuring European leadership in digital technologies and infrastructures and increasing the competitiveness of rail transport.

The ten partnerships are:

  1. Global health EDCTP3: The partnership will provide new solutions to reduce the incidence of infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and will strengthen research capacities. By 2030, it aims to develop and implement at least two new technologies to combat infectious diseases and to support at least 100 research institutes in 30 countries to develop additional health technologies against emerging epidemics.
  2. Innovative Health Initiative: The initiative will help create an ecosystem of health research and innovation at EU level that facilitates the transformation of scientific knowledge into tangible innovations.
  3. Key digital technologies include electronic components, their design, manufacture and integration into systems and the software that defines their operation. The overall objective of this partnership is to support digital transformation in all economic and social sectors and the European Green Deal, as well as to promote research and innovation in the field of next-generation processors.
  4. Circular bioeconomy: the partnership will contribute significantly to the achievement of the climate targets for 2030, preparing the way for climate neutrality by 2050 and, in line with the European Green Deal, increase the sustainability and circularity of production and consumption systems.
  5. Clean hydrogen: the partnership will accelerate the development and implementation of a European value chain for clean hydrogen technologies, contributing to sustainable, decarbonised and fully integrated energy systems.
  6. Clean aviation: the partnership aims to bring aviation towards climate neutrality, accelerating the development and use of revolutionary research and innovation solutions.
  7. European railways: the partnership will accelerate the development and deployment of innovative technologies, in particular digital and automated technologies, so as to achieve a profound transformation of the rail system and achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal.
  8. Air traffic management research in the single European sky 3: the initiative aims to accelerate the technological transformation of air traffic management in Europe, aligning it with the digital era, to support the competitiveness and recovery of the European aviation sector following the coronavirus crisis.
  9. Smart Networks and Services: The partnership will support technological sovereignty for smart networks and services in line with the new Industrial Strategy for Europe, the new EU Cyber Security Strategy and the Tool Package for 5G.
  10. Metrology: The partnership aims to accelerate Europe’s leading global role in metrology research by establishing self-sustaining European metrology networks.