Mid-term review of the contractual Public Private Partnerships (cPPPs) under Horizon 2020
Report of the independent expert group
Contractual Public Private Partnerships (cPPPs) are an important instrument under the current European Research and Innovation Programme, Horizon 2020. Interested industry and the European Union work together in such a partnership built on a seven year strategic roadmap for each cPPP. The EU contributes with EUR 7.1 billion whilst the industry is also committed to offer investments, work on new technologies and bring in other contributions. To date, ten cPPPs are in place – some already dating back to 2008 (Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient buildings, European Green Vehicles) whilst... others have been set up later when Horizon 2020 started in 2014 ( Sustainable Process Industry, 5G Infrastructure, Robotics, Photonics, High Performance Computing and Big Data Value). The contractual arrangements between the EU and industry last until 2020. These contractual arrangements foresee that a mid-term review by independent experts should be carried out in 2017. This publication contains the mid-term review by a group of nine independent experts under the Chairmanship of Paolo Annunziato. The report contains six main recommendations on how to improve this instrument further in the short term and beyond 2020. A cPPP on cybersecurity was launched only in 2016 and is therefore not part of the mid-term review.