To address European ambitions in terms of reducing energy consumption, introducing renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and safety concerns, Flanders supports the sustainable transitions in technology trends that the automotive manufacturing industry have to address to remain
Research infrastructures play an increasing role in the advancement of knowledge, technology and their exploitation. They need a broad range of expertise to be developed and should be used and exploited by a large community of scientists and industries on a European scale.
Although Europe hosts a large and diversified pool of skilled human resources for research and innovation this needs to be constantly replenished improved and adapted to the rapidly evolving needs of the labour market. In 2011 only 46 % of this pool worked in the business sector which is much lower