European Joint Undertakings: Innovation in Action

Start Date 08/12/2015 End Date 10/12/2015

The six Joint Undertakings (JUs) – IMI, BBI (bio-based industries), Clean Sky (greener aviation), ECSEL (electronic components and systems), FCH (fuel cells and hydrogen), and SESAR (single European sky) – showed the state of play and results to date during a series of events in the European Parliament (EP) and Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels, Belgium. The events took place in the framework of the 7th European Innovation Summit from 8–10 December 2015 and in the presence of policy makers, industries, SMEs, and academic and research organisations.

During a joint session entitled ‘Socio-economic impact of the Joint Undertakings’ on Tuesday 8 December from 17:00 to 19:00 (PHS 5B001, EP), the six JUs looked beyond their current achievements and investigated the broader socio-economic impacts of the JUs as an innovative model for research that aims to increase Europe’s competitiveness and improve the quality life of European citizens.

IMI also participated in the session ‘Innovation ecosystems’ on Wednesday 9 December, 9:30-12:30 (room VM3, CoR).

Finally, all JUs were present at the European Innovation Summit exhibition.

More information on the joint session and the detailed agenda of the event are available here.  

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