Welcome to the European Technology Platform 'Plants for the Future'
The European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ - A European partnership for research, development and innovation
The European Technology Platform (ETP) ‘Plants for the Future’ is a stakeholder forum for the plant sector with members from industry, academia and the farming community. It serves as a platform for all stakeholders concerned with plants to provide their views and represent their interests in an open discussion process. It provides a 20-year vision, a short-, medium- and long-term Strategic Research Agenda for Europe’s plant sector an dit sets up strategic action plans to promote Innovation, Research and Education in the plant sector. In addition, the platform brings key issues to the attention of European bodies such as the European Commission and the European Parliament. These issues include the growing importance of plants and plant sciences to tackle the future challenges for our societies and the crucial support for efforts to give plants an adequate standing and importance in the public view and the political perception. This future role of plants is best expressed in the vision of a Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE), in which plants are a main pillar.
The ETP ‘Plants for the Future’ in collaboration with MEP Jasenko Selimović and MEP Anthea McIntyre organised on 1 December 2015 the first event of a series of workshops “Sustainable growth: Unlocking the potential of plants” to be held during the next 3 years (Concept of series of workshops).This first EP-Plant ETP workshop focused on climate change and what plant research and plant breeding can contribute to address this change. Please find the flyer, the workshop programme/handout, the press release and the final report of the workshop.
The ETP 'Plants for the Future' was at the EXPO Milano 2015 on 6 and 7 October 2015.
Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2016-2017 are published today: 14 October 2015.
The ETP 'Plants for the Future' is in the European Seed Magazine, Issue October 2015. Please find the article here.