From the lab to your everyday life. RTOs innovate to improve your health and well-being, your safety and security, your mobility and connectivity. RTOs’ technologies cover all scientific fields. Their work range from basic research to new products and services development. RTOs are non-profit organisations with public missions to support society. To do so, they closely cooperate with industries, large and small, as well as a wide array of public actors.
The annual EARTO Innovation Awards is a competition open to all EARTO members. It rewards innovations with significant social and/or economic impact, produced or expected, with a major contribution from an EARTO member. An independent jury evaluates entries and selects the winners. The prizes are awarded at a special ceremony in Brussels in October with wide political and stakeholder participation.
Because the RTO sector is not recognised in official OECD or EUROSTAT data, little systematic information about the sector is available. To help fill this gap, EARTO commissioned several fact-finding studies on the impact of RTOs over the years.
IDEA Consult – March 2018
IDEA Consult – December 2015
Technopolis – October 2012