EU research & innovation funding programmes matter for companies! – CEOs statement on Horizon Europe
We, the leaders of companies, are strongly committed to EU research & innovation (R&I) funding programmes. Alongside other framework conditions, EU R&I funding programmes play a prominent role towards achieving our common goal to make Europe a better place for turning knowledge into innovation. In the rapidly globalising world in which we live today, Europe’s ability in developing and marketing innovative solutions, technologies and business models is an absolute pre-requisite to build our future growth.
In addition to national programmes, R&I funding programmes at EU level such as Horizon 2020 and its successor are world-unique instruments. They are decisive in financing projects with a clear and strong EU-added value. They have an extensive track record in the promotion and facilitation of a collaborative approach with all stakeholders linked to the R&I value chain (public, industry, research and academia). They support access to the research community and excellence.
Our commitment to EU R&I funding programmes is also key to make them successful and ultimately to bring benefits to society at large. We bring private capital that is indispensable to finance far-reaching research and innovation projects. We bring our infrastructures, networks and skilled workforce. We bring our own know-how of marketing to products and solutions.
|The growing momentum in view of the next flagship EU R&I funding programme Horizon Europe offers a unique opportunity to scale up the EU budget on R&I, reinforce the collaborative approach and give the much needed impetus to innovation. We stand behind a strong and farreaching Horizon Europe and look forward to a constructive and fruitful debate with EU policy-makers.|