Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI) and Public Private Partnerships in research (PPP)

EU level public-private partnerships in research and innovation were first introduced in the 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7).

Public-Private Partnerships in research and innovation provide powerful and much needed tools to deliver on the objectives of Horizon 2020

PPPs provide a legal structure to pool resources and to gather critical mass, make research and innovation funding across the EU more efficient by sharing financial, human and infrastructure resources, thereby reducing the risk of fragmentation, and better address complex challenges as they help develop interdisciplinary approaches and allow for a more efficient sharing of knowledge and expertise.

A major form of implementation is through Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs), established under what was then the equivalent of the current Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

(Source: COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Public-private partnerships in Horizon 2020: a powerful tool to deliver on innovation and growth in Europe, Brussels, 10.7.2013, COM(2013) 494 final)

UNIMORE is taking part in the following:

Joint Technology Initiatives

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 – Joint Undertaking   aimed at accelerating market introduction of clean and efficient technologies in energy and transport.

UNIMORE join N.ERGHY group which represents the interests of European universities and research institutes in the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen 2.

UNIMORE is represented by Prof. Marcello Romagnoli

Bio-based Industries (BBI)  - Joint Undertaking aimed at using renewable natural resources and innovative technologies for greener everyday products.

UNIMORE is represented by Prof. Andrea Antonelli

Contractual Public-Private Partnerships

Energy-efficient Buildings (ECTP) which actions will help the construction industry to reach the 20/20 European climate targets. These targets are to reduce energy consumption by 20%, reduce CO2 emissions by 20% and provide 20% of the total energy share with renewable energy. Furthermore, achieving energy neutral buildings and districts by 2050 is the other main objective.

UNIMORE is represented by Prof. Paolo Tartarini

UNIMORE join the European Factories of the Future Association  (EFFRA) .  EFFRA is an industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. EFFRA’s key objective is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area.

UNIMORE is represented by Prof. Cesare Fantuzzi

A wide description of PPPs and JTIs active under Horizon 2020 is available here:

On-going projects                                                                                                                                   


Proposal acronym: ENABLE-S3

Principal Investigator: Prof. Paolo Valente