Employees at BDI/BDA The German Business Representation work to ensure that the interests of industry are heard by the European Union. The new Brussels offices are located on Rue Marie de Bourgogne. © BDI/D.A.O.
The European Commission promotes research and innovation. The most important tool in this work is Horizon 2020.
Excellent research findings cannot become outstanding products without key enabling technologies (KETs).
Good innovation policy helps turn research into good products. Image: Grappler in industry production. ©Fotolia/Mickey Hoo
Research and innovation are the foundation of a reliable growth strategy in the European economy and the German economy.
The European Commission has used its technology platforms and built on them to develop Joint Technology Initiatives. These JTIs are public-private partnerships to support transnational research collaboration.
Just how innovative are we? This is the question answered by the Innovation Indicator, which was published jointly by the BDI and acatech for the first time in 2015.