Scientific partnerships: Joint Research Centre and Sweden’s Research Institute collaborate to strengthen European sustainable development

At the end of June, the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen European competitiveness and sustainable development through joint research and innovation in areas such as cities and buildings, future-oriented industrial policy, and innovation for sustainability. The cooperation also aims at strengthening scientific research on circular economy – for example: reuse, repair, and recycle everyday products, crucial to achieve the goals of the green transition. The MoU enters into force today for a period of five years.

Scientific partnerships, like the one launched today, contribute to a stronger European innovation capacity. The partnership will allow RISE and the JRC to integrate their expertise and to build on existing collaboration in the context of the New European Bauhaus and the European Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) Circle, launched by the JRC in 2011.

Tomorrow, the JRC will hold a seminar in Stockholm on the New European Bauhaus to celebrate the numerous initiatives organised in the past six months of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU. The seminar will bring together practitioners from the creative and artistic sector, policymakers, industries, and the public. The New European Bauhaus aims to accelerate and facilitate the green transition by transforming living spaces and behaviours. The initiative aims at engaging citizens in the green transformation and has a community of more than 1,000 members from all EU Member States and beyond, with a large network of active members in Sweden.

Source: European Commission

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