Joint Technology Initiatives are long-term public-private partnerships. They support large-scale multinational research activities in areas of major interest to European industrial competitiveness and issues of high societal relevance.
JTIs are a means to implement the Strategic Research Agendas of a limited number of European Technology Platforms. They manage research projects in an integrated manner, with industry joining forces with other stakeholders.
The 6 following initiatives were identified in the FP7:
Creating a framework which will enable to respond to the main challenges of these 6 areas.
Each JTI launches its own calls for proposals with its own particular rules several times a year. Some of them require a co-funding by regional authorities, which is not necessarily automatic for Wallonia.