Networks Memberships


EU Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in research and innovation were first introduced in the 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7). PPPs 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 recognized the relevance of such platforms in the "Piano integrato della performance triennio 2016-2018 (CdA il 20 luglio 2016)" and takes part in the following:

  • 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 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 Cesare Fantuzzi . Visit also Automation, Robotics and System Control - ARSControl - research group.
  • EURobotics , non-profit association for all stakeholders in European robotics.
    UNIMORE is represented by  Cristian Secchi . Visit also Automation, Robotics and System Control - RoboMoRE - research group.
  • ETP Nanomedicine , on the application of nanotechnology to health.
    UNIMORE is represented by Giovanni Tosi . Further information on UNIMORE' internal working group are available here
  • EERA - European Energy Research Alliance , group of  170 research centres and universities around Europe is one of the cornerstones of the European Strategic Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). UNIMORE adheres to EERA Joint Programme on BioEnergy and is represented by Paolo Tartarini.

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

UNIMORE is also a founding member of the Italian JRU on Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure and joined the European Food and Safety Agency, under art. 36 which allows the University to take part in projects funded by EFSA calls.

Eventually UNIMORE is accredited at UNFCC - United Framework Convention on Climate Change.