Innovation Partnerships

Simpler and better EU funding to make every Euro count…

A Green paper which proposes radical changes to EU research and innovation funding was presented yesterday by EU Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn. The proposals are out for consultation until 20 May and the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) intends to respond positively.

The new rules would make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money for EU taxpayers.

These ideas are very much in line with current SusChem thinking both in terms of the continued emphasis on research and our strategic work programme on innovation along the value chain and in close cooperation with other related European Technology Platforms,” commented Ger Spork, Innovation Manager at Cefic and SusChem coordinator. “The indicated simplification commitments are crucial to ensure more private engagement and show confirmation of increased trust in public private collaborations.”

For more info on this topic, visit the SusChem blog.

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