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23 May 2018

EC publishes Workshop Report on Industrial Research Infrastructures

On 1 March 2018, the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and innovation (DG RTD) organised a workshop to discuss the future role for industrial infrastructures focusing on industry needs, existing types of provision, and the scope to make these infrastructures more visible and accessible.

Now the workshop report has been published, providing key findings and an analysis oft he 3 issues discussed (industry needs, overview of existing initiatives, visibility):

  • Industrial infrastructures, whether public, semi-public, or private, are critical for the development of new products and innovation in Europe
  • Industrial infrastructures should be easy to find and ensure fast and flexible access conditions in a range of common standard procedures; however, still capable to evolve and adapt to new industrial needs.
  • New and upgraded industrial infrastructures are needed in Europe to fulfil industry's rapidly changing needs.

The report can be downloaded here.

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