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RECREATE - REsearch network for forward looking activities and assessment of research and innovation prospects in the fields of Climate, Resource Efficiency and raw mATErials

Start Date: 
July, 2013
End Date: 
June, 2018
FP7 Coordination & Support Action – DG RTD

JIIP is currently coordinating a large FP7 Coordinating Action titled RECREATE. The acronym stands for “REsearch network for forward looking activities and assessment of research and innovation prospects in the fields of Climate, Resource Efficiency and raw mATErials”. The project, which is of strategic importance to the European Commission, has the overall objective to support the development on of the European Union’s new research funding programme Horizon 2020, with a specific focus on “Challenge 5: Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”. RECREATE will provide evidence and intelligence concerning the future directions of these research fields. For this purpose, the project will involve a large network of stakeholders, make extensive impact assessments and develop a range of forward looking activities (until 2050) to provide the insights and knowledge required. The project has started in July 2013 and will run until June 2018.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Creation, launching and management of the Network of stakeholders
  2. Development and monitoring of indicators for assessing the impact (policy, economic, society, sustainability) of EU research and innovation programmes
  3. Analysis of technology, policy and market developments as well as policies and programmes as a basis for forward-looking activities
  4. Production of quantitative and qualitative briefings with R&I information, trends and strategic options for EU research managers and policy makers


RECREATE is carried out by a consortium of 15 key stakeholders from European research and industry:

  • The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP), Belgium, Coordinator
  • ArcelorMittal Maizières Research SA (AMMR), France, also representing the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP)
  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany, also representing the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)
  • The European Chemistry Industry Council (CEFIC), Belgium
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark, also representing the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)
  • European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), Belgium
  • Potsdam  Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
  • PNO Consultants, Belgium
  • Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP), Sweden
  • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Tecnalia), Spain
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), The Netherlands
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland
  • Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Wuppertal Institute), Germany

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