Ensuring that the European electronic fire safety and security industry remains a global innovation leader requires high-quality research. The industry will continue to fund R&D efforts but to maximise the quality, scope and potential societal benefits of this research, collaboration and cooperation with the public sector will be crucial.
We therefore urge the EU institutions and research bodies to work with us in the following areas:
- foster partnerships between industry, testing houses, universities and research institutes to identify priority areas and coordinate efforts;
- maximise potential of EU research programmes under Horizon 2020 and its successor.