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16 december 2020 – ETP LT and NFTPs Food for Life: European and national joint strategies event on 16 December: Invitation and Agenda


Dear ETP LT and NFTPs members,

The European Technology Platform (ETP) ‘Food for Life’ and the National Food Technology Platforms (NFTPs) have a common interest in the Research and Innovation (R&I) programmes set at European and national level and the opportunities therein for the agri-food sector. The ETP ‘Food for Life’ published an update of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) in 2016 and a detailed Implementation Action Plan in 2018 (available here). The NFTPs have developed national SRIAs and jointly with the ETP a publication on ‘Implementation Actions for the SMEs of the food and drink sector’ in 2017 (available here).

Considering our common interest in stepping up the R&I performance of the European agri-food sector, we will host a virtual workshop on 16 December to give you an overview of the activities of the ETP ‘Food for Life’ and the NFTPs and reflect together on the questions below:

1. Could we devise a joint strategy towards Horizon Europe and other European R&I initiatives?

2. Could we devise a joint statement to the European Commission highlighting the role of the industry R&I platforms and the relevance of R&I in food processing?

Please find attached the agenda for this virtual event. To confirm your attendance, please send an email to before 11 December and/or accept the Webex invitation that will follow shortly.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!


Date: 16 december 2020

Time: 10:00 – 12.30