23 / 11 / 2022
EARTO is glad of the EU budget 2023 results and hereby would like to thank the EP BUDG and ITRE Committee Members for all their efforts to secure Horizon Europe budget.
12 / 10 / 2022
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2022 brochure introduces examples from real innovators and their concrete success stories of how European RTOs and RTOs International Network (RIN) address today’s challenges and create impact through their work.
12 / 10 / 2022
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2022 were given to EARTO members HELMHOLTZ and VTT during a ceremony which was held in Brussels.
12 / 10 / 2022
This new EARTO review study, commissioned to IDEA Consult, aims at providing an overview of the existing methodologies of impact assessment as well as of the existing evidence and dimensions of impact created by RTOs throughout Europe.
27 / 09 / 2022
As part of the institutional negotiations, the Council presented its position with a cut for Horizon Europe. EARTO thanks the European Parliament for its recurrent support to RD&I in each year annual budget negotiations, taking again and again the stand for RD&I budget.
28 / 07 / 2022
In 2019, EARTO already pointed out in an open letter the high bureaucratic requirements existing at EU level. EARTO made recommendations on A1 forms for business trips EU notification requirements and Equal Pay principle, Remote work from abroad & Recognition of residence permits for mobile researchers.
26 / 07 / 2022
EARTO Members are active participants in EU RD&I Framework Programmes. EARTO collected its members’ first experiences of the Programme and have been positively surprised by the success rates in the first calls Horizon Europe. However, they mentioned four issues that should be quickly looked at.
26 / 07 / 2022
EARTO Members are involved in many instruments of the current Horizon Europe programme, including the European Innovation Council (EIC) in Pillar 3. We hereby would like to bring the attention to issues related to the new Horizon Europe MGA text on IPR provisions for EIC.
13 / 06 / 2022
EARTO, thanks to its WG Legal experts, answered to the EC Consultation on the draft Code of practice on Standardisation for Researchers.
01 / 06 / 2022
EARTO WG Security & Defence experts hereby express their profound discontent and strong disagreement with the possible sever budget cut that is to affect the Cluster 3 Work Programmes in the coming years.
17 / 05 / 2022
This new OECD study supported by EARTO analyses the evolution of the funding, governance, and policy context of RTOs in the last ten years, and the implications of these changes on their ability to achieve their mission, in particular their contribution to solving societal challenges and supporting sustainable transitions.
11 / 05 / 2022
EARTO presents case studies of TIs created and managed by EARTO members. EARTO TIs Case Studies particularly aim to exemplify what is a TI, hence serves as a reference for the ongoing discussions on new EU Strategy for Technology Infrastructures.
09 / 05 / 2022
EARTO answered to EC Consultation on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). EARTO based its answer on the various positions it already brought forward on this topic over the last years.
09 / 05 / 2022
EARTO appreciates the new ambitions for innovation stated by the EC in its new call for evidence for a new European Innovation Agenda. EARTO supports the EC statement and ambition that the ‘EU will benefit from an overarching innovation agenda that articulates all aspects’.
08 / 03 / 2022
Based on its members’ expertise, EARTO hereby made a new analysis of the European Commission’s (EC) Pre-draft AGA 0.2 proposal (version from November 2021). First and foremost, EARTO would like to thank the EC services for taking EARTO earlier comments into consideration when preparing this new AGA version. This new AGA version will certainly help beneficiaries to understand the new rules for participation of Horizon Europe.
17 / 02 / 2022
The Annual Report summarises the main EARTO activities, events and figures during the year 2021.
24 / 01 / 2022
As Technology Infrastructures are critical enablers for the European research, development and innovation ecosystems, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and EARTO recommend a pan-European, agile and sustainable environment for their development, accessibility and governance, within the framework of a dedicated EU strategy.
17 / 01 / 2022
The JRC and EARTO launched a joint project on TIs to gather evidence and highlight the common specificities of TIs across Europe. The present report provides recommendations to support the implementation of the ERA Action plan towards an integrated European landscape for TIs in the next three years.
24 / 12 / 2021
The aim of this EARTO paper is to give an overview of the position of Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) in the EU framework programmes (FPs).
24 / 12 / 2021
EARTO points out that although today the OECD and EUROSTAT capture quite well the role of a few RD&I actors, data on Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs), is direly lacking, despite the key role they play in the RD&I Ecosystem and in RD&I competitive programmes.
08 / 12 / 2021
To answer the European Commission’s public consultation on the review of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), EARTO has analysed the draft revised GBER Regulation (consultation document) and provided key comments and text changes recommendations.
24 / 11 / 2021
This paper welcomes the EC “Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries” adopted on 22 February 2021, as It is an ambitious action plan with 11 challenging actions leading to a more structured and well-functioning European innovation ecosystem.
22 / 11 / 2021
CESAER, EARTO and EUA, strong supporters of simplification in the successive EU framework programmes for R&I, published a Joint Statement on Caution needed on interim analysis of lump sum pilot.
17 / 11 / 2021
EARTO, together with Business Europe, ERRIN, LERU and The Guild, signed a Manifesto to promote the discussion on R&I issues within the Conference on the Future of Europe and beyond.
27 / 10 / 2021
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2021 brochure introduces examples from real innovators and their concrete success stories of how European RTOs and RTOs International Network (RIN) address today’s challenges and create impact through their work.
27 / 10 / 2021
The EARTO Innovation Awards 2021 were given to EARTO members CEA and Tyndall National Institute during a ceremony which was held digitally.
28 / 07 / 2021
To answer the European Commission’s public consultation on the European Standardisation Strategy, EARTO brings forward 5 recommendations, including the adoption of a sound EU standardisation strategy raising awareness about the major economic significance of…
22 / 07 / 2021
European Partnerships are key instruments to foster trust-based and long-term cross-border collaboration between all European RD&I actors. With their nodal position in European industrial innovation ecosystems, RTOs bring forward some recommendations on the implementation of the European Partnerships during the 2021-2027 funding period.
03 / 06 / 2021
To answer the EC’s Consultation on the Revised Framework for State Aid RD&I, EARTO brings forward some comments and recommendations on the continuity with current provisions, Technology Infrastructures’ conditions and simplification of PCP rules.
05 / 05 / 2021
EARTO welcomes the European Commission and its actions to update the EU industrial Strategy 2020, taking into the account the learnings of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As key actors in the European innovation-driven strategic industrial value-chains, RTOs will be essential.
29 / 04 / 2021
EARTO brings forward a set of five recommendations for the design of the ERA Pact for R&I and its future Council Conclusions.
27 / 04 / 2021
EARTO and Vanguard Initiative share their complementary insights on the Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) on the basis of the last public updates about the design of the I3 tool, which is very valuable with the potential to unleash the innovation.
25 / 03 / 2021
The Annual Report summarises the main EARTO activities, events and figures during the year 2020.
10 / 03 / 2021
Sixteen leading Research & Technology Organisations (RTOs) globally note the importance of strengthening international collaboration on research, development and innovation (RD&I) in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 and RTOs International Network (RIN) 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.
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.
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.