28 / 01 / 2021
State Aid Law is a field of EU regulation that requires specific knowledge and expertise (which is often lacking). At universities, research organizations and companies alike, there usually is a basic understanding of this field although there are some “knowledge gaps”.
23 / 11 / 2020
EARTO very much welcomes the additional €4bn budget for Horizon Europe and thanks again the European Parliament for its supportive actions during the MFF negotiations. Now comes the time for the EU Institutions to decide where to allocate this €4bn top-off.
28 / 10 / 2020
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2020 were given to EARTO members Helmholtz Association and VTT during a ceremony which was held digitally.
28 / 10 / 2020
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2020 brochure introduces examples from real innovators and their concrete success stories of how European RTOs address today’s challenges and create impact through their work.
07 / 10 / 2020
EARTO welcomes the new EC’s Communication on ERA for Research and Innovation. Especially, EARTO appreciates the 3 new ambitions for public RD&I investments, strong European industrial base and technological sovereignty and creation of a EU Strategy on Technology Infrastructures.
30 / 09 / 2020
EARTO, AER, eurada, European Network of Living Labs, EuroTech Universities, CPMR and Vanguard Initiative support the I3 and welcome the agreement from the Council to create this new tool under the ERDF, while regretting the downsizing of its budget to €500m.
31 / 07 / 2020
In this paper, EARTO asks for right balance between the social benefits of the EU Open Science policy to enhance the accessibility and re-use of RD&I results, and the essential role of IPR to strengthen the collaborative development of knowledge and technology.
31 / 07 / 2020
Technology Infrastructures are the backbone of dynamic RD&I ecosystems. EARTO therefore puts forward a set of recommendations to contribute to the set-up and efficient implementation of a new EU Strategy for Technology Infrastructures.
27 / 07 / 2020
EARTO has been one of the key RD&I actors actively participating in the ERA Stakeholders’ platform. As input to the European Commission’s future Communication on a new ERA for Research and Innovation, EARTO developed four recommendations for an effective post-2020 RD&I policy in Europe.
22 / 07 / 2020
EARTO calls the European Parliament to become the champion of EU RD&I investments in response to the European Council deal on the future MFF and the Recovery Plan . This “deal” came at a very high price for the future long-term EU investments, especially in RD&I.
17 / 07 / 2020
EARTO hereby provides RTOs’ feedback on the current EC Horizon 2020 Data Management Plan template, as input towards the future Horizon Europe template.
16 / 07 / 2020
EARTO hereby recalls its main recommendations and presents its financial experts’ personnel costs calculations for Horizon Europe based on their understanding of the EC daily rate and day-equivalent methodology.
14 / 07 / 2020
Ahead of the upcoming European Council meeting, EARTO would like to support the efforts to reach a timely agreement on the MFF. Europe and its citizens need a future-oriented MFF at the level of EU’s ambitions, and we need it now.
08 / 07 / 2020
EARTO and Vanguard Initiative published their Joint Contribution to the second European Commission (EC)’s Consultation on targeted review of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) and addressed some considerations about assessing this new specific approach as state aid.
02 / 07 / 2020
EARTO and its members very much welcomed the European Commission’s stakeholder consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy as it aims to provide the policy tools to ensure that the financial systems genuinely supports the transition of businesses towards sustainability in a context of recovery, including R&I investments.
22 / 06 / 2020
EARTO members very much appreciate the efforts of the EU Institutions to further develop Horizon Europe, addressing new and disruptive challenges and increasing the capacity of the programme to react flexibly towards these new challenges, especially the ‘new mission-oriented’ approach.
29 / 05 / 2020
At the edge of a deep economic recession, Europe requires now more than ever a future oriented MFF with clear and ambitious commitments to prioritise Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) investments.
26 / 05 / 2020
AER, CPMR, EARTO, ENoLL, ERRIN, European Clusters Alliance, EuroTech Universities, UAS4Europe and Vanguard Initiative, jointly support the Statement on EU Interregional Innovation Investments towards the EU Economic Recovery.
26 / 05 / 2020
The EARTO WG Security & Defence formulates 6 recommendations for bridging the “valley of death” in Security Research, a market that is different from most others and whose particularities at EU level must be considered.
19 / 05 / 2020
EARTO brings forward a set of recommendations on how to utilise the EU Economic Recovery Package to mobilise European RD&I capabilities and skills to create a resilient, sustainable, technologically sovereign and inclusive post COVID-19 era in Europe
06 / 04 / 2020
The Annual Report summarises the main EARTO activities, events and figures during the year 2019.
11 / 03 / 2020
EARTO welcomes the EC Communication on “A New Industrial Strategy for Europe”, with its clear focus on European industrial ecosystems based on key enabling technologies. EARTO very much values such approach, which is essential to foster the development of Europe’s innovation hubs along key industrial value chains and to boost collaboration and co-creation.
05 / 03 / 2020
EARTO brings forward a set of recommendations which are focusing on how RD&I could further support the target of a sustainable and inclusive growth as defined by the European Commission under the European Green Deal.
21 / 02 / 2020
As input to the discussions on Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement, EARTO made a detailed note on Horizon Europe’s internal invoices scheme. EARTO members hereby offer their support and insights to the European Institutions to enable an efficient implementation of such scheme, with the aim to better reflect the real costs of beneficiaries based on their usual cost accounting practices.
19 / 02 / 2020
Ahead of the Special European Council meeting of 20 February, EARTO fully supports the efforts undertaken to reach a timely agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Europe and its citizens need a future oriented MFF at the level of EU’s ambitions, and we need it soon. In that context, EARTO President, Mr Antti Vasara, sent an open letter to President Charles Michel with key recommendations.
05 / 02 / 2020
Ahead of the trilogue discussions on the Recitals of the Horizon Europe’s Regulation, EARTO proposes some recommendations for the Recital 5 on open science, research data and dissemination of scientific publications.
11 / 12 / 2019
EARTO analysis of the Finnish Presidency proposal for the next MFF (2021-2027). EARTO has repeatedly called for an MFF at the level of EU’s ambitions. A future-oriented MFF requires clear and ambitious commitments to prioritise Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) investments.
04 / 12 / 2019
EARTO and its members hereby put forward a set of Recommendations for European RD&I policies post-2020, covering topics such as RD&I public investments, EU FPs, cross-border RD&I collaboration, partnerships, missions, technology infrastructures, RD&I ecosystems, key enabling technologies, state aid, open science, IPR, procurements, etc.
02 / 12 / 2019
EARTO members present their input on the EC proposal for the personnel costs on Horizon Europe and call for continuity with the H2020 approach based on hourly rates.
08 / 11 / 2019
While EARTO welcomes the EC’s efforts in reforming the legal framework on the posting of workers, EARTO also expresses great concerns on the implementation of these new EU legislative acts.
25 / 10 / 2019
EARTO and its members very much welcomed the EU Institutions’ efforts to create the Digital Europe Programme (DEP) and hereby share their feedback on the EC DEP’s consultation, focusing on the Digital Innovation Hubs.
08 / 10 / 2019
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2019 were given to EARTO members CEA and Fraunhofer during a ceremony held at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels.
08 / 10 / 2019
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2019 brochure introduces examples from real innovators and their concrete success stories of how European RTOs address today’s challenges and create impact through their work.
25 / 09 / 2019
EARTO and Vanguard Initiative welcome the EC’s proposal to review the EU state aid rules to facilitate the combination of shared management funds and centrally managed funds, and hereby put forward what more could be done to enable synergies.
23 / 09 / 2019
EARTO input on the topics covered by the EC consultation on Horizon Europe Implementation Strategy, in particular: personnal costs, usual cost accounting practices and unit costs, lump-sum, system and process audits, and the balance betwen IPR and Open Science.
16 / 09 / 2019
93 European Associations signatories of this Joint Statement urge the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
21 / 08 / 2019
The crucial role of Research, Development, and Innovation (RD&I) activities to support and boost industrial leadership is now at the heart of the European Industrial Policy with the ultimate goals to benefit society.
03 / 06 / 2019
AER, CPMR, EARTO, ERRIN, ENoLL, EuroTech Universities Alliance and Vanguard Initiative, as well as the co-leading Regions from 17 Smart Specialisation Partnerships, jointly support the Statement on Interregional Innovation Investments for European value chains.
30 / 04 / 2019
EARTO Financial Experts publish 4 key recommendations on the financial aspects of HEU Implementation, especially for the making of the new HEU Model Grant Agreement.
30 / 04 / 2019
EARTO members active in the H2020 lump-sum pilots share their experiences so far: before the lump sum scheme could be extended, more piloting and evaluation should be carried out.
30 / 04 / 2019
EARTO experts’ feedback on the implementation of H2020, including on FP simplification measures, are compiled in this paper. It follows every step of the lifecycle of an H2020 project.
17 / 04 / 2019
EARTO and its members welcome the EU Institutions’ timely agreement on HEU. Such programme now needs a budget at the scale of its ambitions. EARTO strongly calls to scale-up the HEU budget to at least €120bn in the next MFF.
19 / 03 / 2019
The Annual Report summarises the main EARTO activities, events and figures during the year 2018.
19 / 03 / 2019
Antti Vasara, CEO of VTT (Finland) has been unanimously elected EARTO President, and Iñaki San Sebastian, CEO of Tecnalia (Spain) has been unanimously elected EARTO Vice-President.
13 / 03 / 2019
RTOs in Europe have identified 3 very important EU dialogues that if not treated carefully will hinder theirs as well as the Commission’s efforts to increase researcher mobility across borders.
23 / 01 / 2019
This paper shows the specific contribution of RTOs in medtech and healthcare sectors: how RTOs help to build a more sustainable and equitable healthcare delivery for European citizens and how RTOs contribute to the transformation towards digital healthcare.
16 / 11 / 2018
EARTO and the Vanguard Initiative very much welcome the new INTERREG component 5 and the new possibility of transferring resources between EU programmes: both could be key drivers to achieve synergies of funds.
12 / 11 / 2018
The co-signatories hereby voice their concerns on the revision of the PSI directive and call on the EU co-legislators to ensure a sound coherence between the different EU legislative texts on research data sharing.
16 / 10 / 2018
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2018 introduce examples from real innovators and their concrete success stories of how European RTOs address today’s challenges and create impact through their work.
16 / 10 / 2018
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2018 were given to EARTO members VTT and Helmholtz during a ceremony held at the BELVue Museum in Brussels.