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Title: Technology Platform

Member State Consultations on the Stakeholders
Proposal for a Strategic Research Agenda 2025
Technology Platform Plants for the Future
What is a European Technology Platform?
Stakeholders, lead by industry, get together
to define a Strategic Research Agenda on a number
of strategically important issues with high
societal relevance where achieving Europes
future growth, competitiveness and sustainable
objectives is dependent upon major research and
technological advances in the medium to long
term Peter Kerr, European Commission, Vienna,
June 2005
European Technology Platform Plants for the
  • The European Technology Platform "Plants for the
    Future" is a stakeholder forum on plant genomics
    and biotechnology that was initiated by the
    European Commission on the request of the
    Brussels European Council of March 2003.
  • It is coordinated by EPSO, the European Plant
    Science Organisation, and EuropaBio, the European
    Association of Bio-industries and supported by
    major public and private stakeholders. The ETPs
    actions are overseen and lead by its Steering
    Council consisting of key representatives of the
  • The TP operation is supported by the European
    Commission via a Specific Support Action in FP6

  • Academia, Industry (crop improvement, seed,
    food, feed, new products, retailers etc.),
    Agricultural and Forestry organisations
  • Consumer and Environmental organisations
  • Educational, Financial and Regulatory bodies

Major objectives
  • The development of a joint and long-term
    strategy for European plant research, including
    genomics and biotechnology.
  • The goal of this strategic research agenda (SRA)
    is to strengthen and better organise research and
    product development efforts in Europe and improve
    synergy between public and private research
    efforts at EU, national and regional level.
  • Actions to foster the implementation of this

Past activities Step 1 Create a stakeholder
forum Step 2 Develop a long term Vision for this
sector in Europe Current activities Step 3
Develop a long term Strategic Research Agenda and
more detailed shorter term Action plans leading
to this vision Using the vision paper as the
starting point, the stakeholders have developed a
Stakeholders Proposal for a Strategic Research
Agenda to signpost the road to fulfilling this
ambitious vision over the next two decades. NOW
The Proposal is being discussed with EU Member
States, the European Parliament and the European
Commission during the second half of 2005. It
will be amended to take into account their
comments in 2006 and to develop a detailed action
plan for the 2006-2010 period. Future
activities Step 4 Foster the implementation of
the Strategic Research Agenda The Platform will
work to support the implementation of the
recommendations in the Strategic Research Agenda
and the 2006-2010 Action Plan at the European,
national and regional levels. This will not only
have an impact on the plant sector in Europe by
creating competitive leadership, it will benefit
the environment and meet societys needs.