European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora recognised by the European Commission as key actors in driving innovation, knowledge transfer and European competitiveness.
ETPs develop research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding. They mobilise stakeholders to deliver on agreed priorities and share information across the EU.
ETPs are sector-focused structures, but also they foster networking opportunities and international cooperation in order to address cross-sectorial challenges.
SusChem addresses challenges that are specific to Research and Innovation in the European chemical industry and in the industrial biotechnology industries. It favours a value-chain vision, in full coordination with other industries and ETPs and in connection to the societal challenges expressed in the Innovation Union and in Horizon2020.
ESTEP’s ambition is to maintain and reinforce the global leadership of the EU steel industry. This means using research and innovation to develop new products and processes that will foster competitiveness while meeting both growth and environmental targets.