European partnerships
European partnerships are initiatives under which the European Commission together with private and/or public partners (companies, universities, research or non-governmental organizations, etc.) cooperate in supporting the development and implementation of strategic research and innovation agendas. They are a key tool for the implementation of the Horizon Europe program and significantly contribute to the implementation of the European Union’s priorities in the field of green and digital transformation, and thus to the development of the European Research Area. They play a significant role in defining the topics of competitions included in the Work Programs within individual clusters co-financed from the Horizon Europe Programme.
Industry Contact Points work with the following European partnerships.
clean aviation

          Clean Aviation         

A leading research and innovation programme for transforming aviation towards a sustainable and climate neutral future.



The partnership established to promote and develop photonics research and innovation in Europe.


EIT Health

EIT Health is a network of top health innovators of around 130 partners, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)


The AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra)

The Partnership will boost new markets, applications and attract investment, to create technical, economic and societal value for business, citizens and the environment.


Connected, Cooperative & Automated Mobility (CCAM)

The partnership based on achieving the goals of the European Green Deal, Europe fit for the Digital Age and the Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy.


Towards zero emission road transport (2Zero)

The partnership is dedicated to expediting the transition to emission-free road mobility across Europe through collaborative efforts and sustainable initiatives.


Europe’s Rail

The goal of Europe’s Rail JU as an institutional partnership is to create an integrated European network high-capacity rail network by eliminating barriers to interoperability and providing solutions for full integration.

Innovative Health Initiative

IHI goals are to translate health research and innovation into tangible benefits for patients and society, and ensure that Europe remains at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary, sustainable, patient-centric health research.


EIT Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is a global base for prosperity and key to Europe’s economic, social and environmental sustainability. The sector is a main driver of industrial innovation, job creation and growth.


ECTP (Built4People)

The partnership aims to catalyse the transition to people-centric, climate-neutral, and low-emission buildings.


EFFRA (Made in Europe)

It is the centre of a twin ecological and digital transition, both a driver and subject to these changes.

eit food

EIT Food

EIT Food is a community which has come together to respond to the biggest issues in the food system.


EIT RawMaterials

The partnership aims to enhance the competitiveness of the European metals and minerals sector across the value chain with innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.



The task of the partnership is to act for the transformation of the European process industry, climate neutrality of the processing industry and full circularity at the EU level.



The aim of the partnership is a competitive, sustainable European circular battery value chain and the transformation towards a carbon-neutral society.


European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC)

PARC aims to enhance chemical risk assessment for human and environmental protection, supporting the EU’s sustainability goals with new data and tools.

eit urban mobility

EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility is a network that brings together key players across the mobility value chain. Its has been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places.