Welcome to EU KNIGHTS
EU Knights is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.
The EU Knights project aims to enable strategic integration of Key Enabling Technologies, by promoting best practices, highlighting barriers and identifying appropriate business models/strategies to stimulate innovation with the goal of maintaining a globally competitive and sustainable European manufacturing industry. The approach will include a comprehensive study of KETs across relevant industrial sectors with the objective to formulate guidelines and recommendations for effective, cross-sectorial KETs integration strategies, and for accelerated industrial innovation in addressing key societal goals and economic and social challenges.
The European Commission considers Key Enabling Technologies to be a boosting factor of innovation. There are 6 KETs identified by the Commission:
- Advanced Materials
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Micro and nano electronics
EU Knights will contribute to the “re-industrialization” of Europe, by supporting Industry in its response to societal challenges and to its needs for competitiveness and sustainability, through the adoption of a new model for European industrial production.
The EU Knights project is supported by the Manufuture ETP