First Stakeholders' Conference: 15 July 2003

Technology Platforms bring together all relevant stakeholders to develop a long term European Vision for the development and deployment of key areas of science and technology, addressing major societal, economic and environmental challenges. Their objective is to create a Strategic Research Agenda and Action Plans to convert the Vision into real Actions. They co-operate closely with National and European policy makers on the implementation of these plans, such as recommendations for FP7 and the mobilisation of critical public and private resources through Public Private Partnerships.