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ETPs and ETIPs - an overview

European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora recognised by the European Commission as key actors in driving innovation, knowledge transfer and European competitiveness in their sector. ETPs develop research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding. They mobilise stakeholders to actively contribute to the agreed priorities and share information across the EU. By working effectively together, they also help deliver solutions to major challenges of key concern to citizens such as the ageing society, the environment and food and energy security. ETPs are independent and self-financing entities. They conduct their activities in a transparent manner and are open to new members. The list below provides an overview on the individual European Technology Platforms and Joint Undertakings:

Bio-based economy Environment ICT Production and processes Transport
European Aquaculture TP (EATIP) European Water Plaform (WssTP) ARTEMIS Industry Association European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building TP (ECTP) Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation (ACARE)
Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction TP (FABRE TP)   ENIAC European Steel TP (ESTEP) ETP Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE)
ETP 'Food for Life‘   ETP on Smart System Integration (EPoSS) ETP Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EuMaT) European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC)
Forest-based Sector TP (FTP)   ETP for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC) ETP Fibres, Textiles, Clothing (FTC) European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC)
Plants for the Future ETP   euRobotics [AISBL] ETP Manufuture TP Waterborne
TP Organics   New European Media Initiative NEM ETP Nanomedicine  
    ETP Software, Services and Data (NESSI) ETP Sustainable Mineral Resources (SMR)  
    ETP for Communications Networks and Services (Networld2020) ETP for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem)  


In 2016 the industry-led stakeholders’ structures in the energy sector on European level were streamlined. The 6 European Industrial Initiatives have been merged with 8 European Technology Platforms to form 9 distinct entities called the European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs). These ETIPs are recognised as key industry-led communities to develop and implement the SET Plan R&I priorities, with the aim to foster innovation in low-carbon energy technologies and bring such new technologies to the market. They provide consensus-based strategic advice on the SET Plan covering technical and non-technological aspects (e.g. industrial strategy, market opportunities, exploitation of research results, innovation barriers, need for specific research activities, strategy for international cooperation, education, environmental and social impacts) and addressing linkages with other sectors in view of increased system integration. They support the SET Plan Steering Group in the development and monitoring mechanisms of the SET Plan R&I priorities and have been directly involved in the 2016 target setting process. The different ETIPs are closely working together on interdisciplinary and overlapping issues to ensure R&I processes on a high level of expertise and a continual knowledge transfer.


European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs)

ETIP Bioenergy:

ETIP Wind:

ETIP Deep Geothermal:

ETIP Ocean Energy:

ETIP Photovoltaic (ETIP PV):

ETIP Renewable Heating and Cooling:

ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET):

ETIP Sustainable Nuclear Energy (SNETP):

ETIP Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power (ZEP):