Paving the Way for JTIs and PPPs in Horizon 2020 (updated)
On July 17th the European Commission launched public consultations on the future of Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) under Horizon 2020 - Clean Sky, Fuel Cells & Hydrogen (FCH), Artemis & ENIAC, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI, which will become Life Sciences PPP) and a future PPP on bio-based industries.
Regarding the JTIs, the Commission proposes their continuation under Horizon 2020 – a possibility foreseen in the EC proposals from November 30th – and asks the respondents about their opinion on their performance and achievements. It also foresees three possible forms of implementation: the current JTI model, a lighter JTI or a contractual PPP. The future PPP on Bio-based Industries will most probably be created in the form of a contractual PPP. There are also plans for updating the research agenda for Robotics in order to create a PPP in this area.
Furthermore, the PPPs on Factories of the Future (FoF), Energy Efficient Buildings (EeB) and Green Cars have launched a consultation on their Roadmaps for 2020 in order to identify industrial research priority areas. EeB proposes a budget of €2.1bn, shared between industry and the Commission, while the FoF PPP proposal is much more ambitious, totalling €7bn between 2014 and 2020. Both would continue under Horizon 2020 in the form of contractual PPPs.