On 24 January 2023, the European Commission has published the 'ERA Industrial Technology Roadmap for circular technologies and business models in the textile, construction and energy-intensive industries'. The report identifies key circular technologies and innovation needs for the three industry sectors. It calls for a comprehensive approach to develop and adopt those technologies at all stages of the materials and products life cycle. In addition, the roadmap highlights investment needs which will help EU industry to further strengthen its position as a global leader.
On 8 March 2023, the European Commission will organise the workshop "Multiplying the Rs in industrial innovation: rethinking, redesigning, reusing, repairing, recycling" to present and discuss the findings of the report. The event will take place on site in Brussel but can also be followed online.
The Industrial Technology Roadmaps are a core action in the new European Research Area strategy. They are a tool brought forward by the Commission to accelerate transfer of research and innovation results into the market for the green and digital transformation of industries across the EU. The roadmaps address the way forward for research and innovation in the industry in key areas at European and national level, with a particular focus on closing the innovation divide between EU countries and better valorising research and innovation results.
The roadmaps are prepared by the Commission together with Member States as well as industry representatives and research and innovation stakeholders across the EU. The roadmaps are based upon related Horizon Europe Partnerships, and provide guidance on the development and uptake of industrial technologies from basic research to deployment.
The first ERA industrialy technology roadmap for low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive industries was published in April 2022.