EARTO membership is generally open to all organisations which as their predominant activity provide research and development, technology and innovation services to firms, governments, public agencies or other clients, and which are managerially independent.
Full membership is open to organisations established in the European Union or an “FP-associated” country. Organisations located elsewhere may be admitted as corresponding member. Honorary members are organisations not fulfilling the general criteria for membership but wish to support the association by financial or other means.
Annual subscriptions are calculated at the rate of €25 per employee per year, with a minimum of €750 for small members and a maximum of €30,000 for large organisations.
Shall be organisations established in member countries of the European Union or European Economic Area or in an “Associated Country” or intergovernmental organisations owned by multiple countries of the European Union or European Economic Area, in the meaning of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Individual members’ predominant activity is to provide research, development, technology and innovation principally to governments and the industry. They are public or private non-profit organisations. Individual members are managerially independent. The organisation is a legal entity or part of a larger non-profit organisation and has its own financial system (issuing its own financial statement, annual report etc.). EARTO services accessible: They receive all the services of the Secretariat without restriction.
Shall be not-for-profit national/regional/sectoral associations established in the European Union or European Economic Area or in an “Associated Country”, in the meaning of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development and whose members are predominantly organisations which meet the conditions for individual membership and whose membership is broadly representative of the industrial research and development, technology and innovation sector in the territory, sector or other sphere of activity of the said association.EARTO services accessible: Only the “Secretariat”of the association strictu sensu shall enjoy the rights of EARTO membership (i.e. Association cannot send its members to participate to EARTO Working Groups).
Shall be industrial research and technology organisations which are established in countries which do not meet the geographic criteria of individual membership. EARTO services accessible: Newsletter service, participate to EARTO general events, can join one Working Group, do not have voting rights.
Shall be individuals or organisations which do not qualify for membership of the Association and which by their activities, their financial contributions or other means, make a significant contribution to the fulfillment of the purpose of the Association. EARTO services accessible: Newsletter service, participate to EARTO general events, can join one Working Group, do not have voting rights.