R&I at EU Industry Days as a key enabler for green and digital transition

The European industrial strategy builds a business case for greener, more digital and resilient industry. Research and innovation (R&I) is a key enabler for the green and digital transition and can help reduce strategic dependencies to ensure an open strategic autonomy for EU industry.

At the EU Industry Days (23-26 February), Jean-Eric Paquet discussed how our new concept of Industry 5.0 supports industrial leadership to make the transitions a reality, while keeping the human and societal aspects at the core. It reaches beyond industrial policy, which is why we envisage to engage in the broadest possible discussions with all stakeholders, this is just the beginning. He reiterated how the New ERA helps to speed up the transfer of research results into the real economy through the development of Common Industrial Technology Roadmaps with Member States, industry and other stakeholders, to include R&I investment agendas from basic research to deployment. The aim is to link these roadmaps closely to the Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas, agreed with Member States and industry under the Horizon Europe R&I Partnerships. We will stimulate business acceleration and growth by bridging the gap between SMEs and large companies through the European Innovation Council. In addition, the Open Innovation Textbeds for building materials, funder under Horizon 2020, contributes to the New Bauhaus initiative by providing SME’s the access to physical testing environment, digital twin services and energy efficiency modelling.

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