JTIs address strategic areas where research and innovation are essential to European competitiveness. A novel element of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities, JTIs support large-scale multinational research activities. The European Commission mobilises a global budget of over 3 billion € which is matched by funding from industry and Members States for at least an equivalent amount.

In 7th Framework Programme one JTI was launched within the transportation area – JTI Clean Sky with an aim to demonstrate and validate the technology breakthroughs that are necessary to make major steps towards the environmental goals sets by ACARE – Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe – the European Technology Platform for Aeronautics & Air Transport.

It is expected that more transport-oriented JTI’s will be launched in next Horizon 2020 programme.

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

It is expected that more transport-oriented JTI’s will be launched in next Horizon 2020 programme.
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

SHIFT2RAIL

SHIFT2RAIL

SHIFT2RAIL will foster the introduction of better trains to the market (more comfortable, quieter and more reliable, etc.), operating on innovative rail network infrastructure in a reliable way from the first day of service introduction, at a lower life cycle cost, with more capacity to cope with growing passenger and freight mobility demand. All this will be developed by European companies thereby increasing their competitiveness on the global marketplace.

Fuel Cells & Hydrogen

Fuel Cells & Hydrogen

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-clean energy system.

Fuel cells, as an efficient conversion technology, and hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier, have a great potential to help fight carbon dioxide emissions, to reduce dependence on hydrocarbons and to contribute to economic growth. The objective of the FCH JU is to bring these benefits to Europeans through a concentrated effort from all sectors.

The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by Hydrogen Europe and the research community represented by Hydrogen Europe Research.

Clean Sky 2

Clean Sky 2

Key elements of Clean Sky 2 () are:
– Higher level of integration of technologies into vehicle level demonstrators (Large Passenger Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, Fast Rotorcraft)
– System-level Demonstrators and focused technology streams for Airframes, Engines and Systems
– Transverse co-ordination of research activity in Small Air Transport (SAT) and Eco-Design
– A continued robust and independent analysis of progress towards the programme goals via the Technology Evaluator