Five JTIs publish their first Horizon 2020 calls   

Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) are public-private partnerships involving industry, research community and public authorities to pursue common ambitious research objectives.

The first round of funding, (€1.13 billion in public funding, which will be complemented by a comparable amount from the private partners) will go into projects that will improve quality of life as well as boost international competitiveness of Europe's industry.

The competitive calls are open to the participation of companies, SMEs, universities, research organisations and others.

The best projects will be selected for funding through peer review.