STEP towards strengthening the strategic technologies for Europe

Date - 20/09/2023
13:30 - 14:30

Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO), the NCBR Office in Brussels, the Slovenian Business & Research
Association, Eötvös Loránd University and the National Research, Development, and Innovation Office in Hungary
have the pleasure to invite you to the virtual event “STEP towards strengthening the strategic technologies for
Europe” which will take place on Wednesday 20 September at 13.30 (CEST).
In June 2023, the EU Commission proposed the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP) to support
European leadership on critical technologies. The aim of this instrument is to support the uptake and scaling up
of the development and manufacturing of critical emerging technologies relevant to the green and digital
transitions in the EU and to the strategic sovereignty of the Union. Those are deep and digital technologies, clean
technologies and biotechnologies. It should also support investments aimed at reinforcing their value chains,
thereby reducing the EU’s strategic dependencies, strengthening European sovereignty and economic security,
and addressing labor and skills shortages in those strategic sectors.
The aim of this virtual event is to provide the information about STEP, enabling a clearer comprehension
of its objectives, operations, the interplay between STEP and other EU initiatives, the primary areas of focus
that STEP will underpin, and how companies, researchers or other stakeholders can reap benefit from their
engagement with STEP. The deadline for registration is Monday, 18 September 2023


13:30 – 13:40 Welcome by the Organisers
13:40 – 14:10 Keynote presentation on Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP)
Angelo WILLEDeputy Head of Unit, DG RTD, EU Commission
14:10 – 14:40 Discussion and Q&A session
14:40 – 14:45 Closing session

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