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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.