Towards Horizon 2020

Manufacturing Innovation and Horizon 2020 – Dr. Erastos Filos

A current trend in crisis-laden Europe is de-industrialisation. The European Union has launched ambitious policies and proposed a new research and innovation framework programme, Horizon 2020, to counter this trend and to foster innovation in manufacturing. The paper highlights the key issues related to this upcoming programme. R&D and innovation efforts, however, need to be underpinned by smart policies that in particular link up relevant R&D and innovation strategies at regional, national and European level and offer incentives for growth and differentiation as well as for leveraging private investment.

IMS is supported in part by the European Commission, and certain projects suitable for international cooperation reference IMS services for international consortium building.

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