Call for EU to fund technology infrastructures

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Europe needs technology proving grounds where industry can test and scale up new products. Christian Ehler MEP says this will lower the cost of bringing innovation to market and help Europe reach its green energy goals.

The EU should have a strategy for technology infrastructures in place by the time it launches the next research and innovation framework programme, says Horizon Europe co-rapporteur Christian Ehler MEP.

The ESFRI roadmap enables scientists from around Europe to choose the best labs for their experiments.

A similar roadmap is needed for technology infrastructures, providing information on facilities, equipment, capabilities and support services where industrial players can find support to commercialise new products, processes and services, in full compliance with EU regulations.

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