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Innovation Partnerships Welcomed by the EC


Following the approval of the European Parliament in mid-April, the European Commission has welcomed the adoption of nine public-private and public-public research partnerships between EU Member States, worth up to €20 billion. This large investment will also benefit innovation and research in transport, with particular reference to strategic sectors, such as aeronautics.
In this light, Vice-President Kallas said: "Extending SESAR is crucial to continue improving air traffic management. The Single European Sky and its technology arm SESAR go hand in hand to raise the performance of the sector, its efficiency and make it fit for the future. With an EU contribution of 585 million euros for the next call, we are on track to reach the objectives set in Horizon 2020 and the 2011 Transport White Paper."
More information is available on the EC website.