Become a member

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.

 

EARTO Statutes
Application form

 

Individual Members

Shall be organisations established in member countries of 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 which as their predominant activity provide research and development, technology and innovation services and which are managerially independent. EARTO services accessible: They receive all the services of the secretariat without restriction.

Association Members

Shall be not-for-profit national/regional/sectoral RTOs associations established in the EU or European Economic Area or in an “Associated Country” in the meaning of the EU Framework Programme and whose members are predominantly organisations which meet the conditions for individual membership and whose membership is broadly representative of the industrial RD&I 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 WGs).

Corresponding Members

Shall be industrial research and technology organisations which are established in countries which have a co-operation agreement with the European Union concerning science and technology and which otherwise meet the conditions of individual membership. EARTO services accessible: Newsletter service, participate to EARTO general events, can join one Working Group, do not have voting rights.

Honorary Members

Shall be individuals or organisations which do not qualify for membership of the Association and which by their activities, by financial contributions or by 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.