15 October 2014
Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are crucial for the competitiveness and renewal of European manufacturing. This study, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), examines the nature of KETs, the drivers and barriers to KETs deployment. It includes an assessment of the current KETs situation in the EU in a global perspective. A broad overview of European policies and financing instruments precedes an in-depth assessment of the role of KETs in Horizon 2020. The analysis continues with a look at the contribution of KETs to growth, their impact on employment and the skills requirements for KETs.
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