Five JTIs publish their first Horizon 2020 calls   

Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) are public-private partnerships involving industry, research community and public authorities to pursue common ambitious research objectives.

The first round of funding, (€1.13 billion in public funding, which will be complemented by a comparable amount from the private partners) will go into projects that will improve quality of life as well as boost international competitiveness of Europe's industry.

The competitive calls are open to the participation of companies, SMEs, universities, research organisations and others.

The best projects will be selected for funding through peer review.

Members' Projects

Austria : Robot therapy for stroke victims
There are 20,000 stroke victims per year in Austria, and some 15 million worldwide. In 80% of these cases, damage to the central nervous system reduces motor functions. Improved therapeutic treatment raises the quality of life, and can even lead to a return to work in some cases.