The Technology Platforms (TP) are groupings of entities involved in a specific sector, led by industry, with the aim of defining the European Strategic Diary (SRA) on strategically and socially important subjects, in order to attain the European aims of growth, competitiveness and sustainability.
The Technology Platforms carry out a vital role in better aligning the EU's investigation priorities with industry needs. The platforms will bring together all the elements of the science-technology-industry paradigm.
The participation of universities, public research organizations, technology centres and technology, enginnering, services, and manufacturing companies guarantees that the knowledge generated by means of the investigation translate in technologies and processes and, as a result, into products and services comercializables.
What is their purpose?
Through the cooperation of the key agents in a specific technology, the technology platforms can define the technological and research priorities of this sector in the medium to long-term and coordinate public and private investments, on a national or European scale, in R&D, which can contribute in an important way to the development of the European Research Areas.
The TP's importance resides in that it proposes part of the investigation priorities that the European Commission is setting up.
The UA participates actively in the following Technological Platforms: