Find out more about the Clean Sky 2 Members
Europe’s aeronautics industry commits to leadership
A Clean Sky 2 programme outline was developed by aeronautics industry leaders and submitted to the European Commission as a detailed Joint Technical Proposal in June 2013. It was prepared and drafted as a cooperative effort by 16 Clean Sky 2 Leaders, with support and coordination from the Joint Undertaking (CSJU).
Membership and participation
There are three levels of participants in CS2, each with clearly-defined roles and responsibilities.
- The 16 Leaders are committed to deliver the full Clean Sky 2 programme throughout its duration.
- Core-Partners will be sought, who will make substantial long-term commitments to the programme, bringing key competences and technical contributions in line with its high-level objectives.
- Partners will be invited to participate in specific topics and projects in the context of a well-defined limited commitment.
Core-Partners and Partners will be selected in a transparent and competitive manner, and a wide participation from SMEs, academia, public sector enterprises and non-profit research institutions will be encouraged. The calls for Core-Partners and Partners will enable an expected 800 participants to join the Clean Sky 2 project activity over the life of the programme. This means that around three quarters of the recognised European aeronautics industrial base consisting of knowledge institutes, SMEs and industry, plus significant newcomers will join forces on common goals and objectives. Strong SME involvement will continue, with the same focused and dedicated approach as in Clean Sky. The Joint Undertaking will pursue a further widening and engagement of the research base as a key priority.
Who will be members of the JU?
Clean Sky 2 will bring three groups of members into the JU, alongside those members already involved as a consequence of their part in the current Clean Sky programme:
The European Commission will represent the Union and ensure that EU public policy is applied and respected.
Clean Sky 2 Leaders
Leaders will commit themselves to implement the demonstrator programmes and manage them throughout their full duration. Up to 40% of CS2 funding will be reserved for Leaders. Leaders will be members of Clean Sky 2 and contribute to co-fund the effective operation of the Clean Sky JU.
Clean Sky 2 Core-Partners
Core-Partners can be private and/or public organisations (SMEs, research establishments, universities or industry) who will be selected following an open and transparent competitive process. Entities may bid either alone or jointly through clusters or consortia for Core-Partner roles once these have been declared open for competition.
Core-Partners will make substantial long-term commitments towards the programme and bring key competences and technical contributions aligned to its high-level objectives. They will contribute to the global management of the demonstrators and contribute financially with significant in-kind contributions. Specific eligibility criteria will apply in terms of applicants' capabilities, structure and financing. They will take on key roles in the programme area (ITD/IADP/TA) they join, and will be members of the Joint Undertaking for the duration of their activity, which will often span the lifetime of Clean Sky 2. They will, in short:
- take on a strategic commitment which is substantial both technically and financially;
- have a leading role in coordinating a major work-package;
- share responsibility in delivering the relevant high-level objectives of the Clean Sky JU;
- be members of Clean Sky 2 and contribute towards co-funding the effective operation of the Clean Sky JU.
Core Partners in Clean Sky 2 will be the equivalent of Associates in the first Clean Sky phase. Up to 30% of the programme funding will go to successful applicants for Core-Partners roles.
Further Participation: Partners
A Partner can be a private or public organisation (SME, research establishment, university or industry) who is eligible for participation under Horizon 2020, and who will be selected following an open and transparent competitive process.Partners will be invited to participate in specific topics and projects in the context of a well-defined limited commitment and over a defined period of time in the course of Clean Sky 2. Partners will be chosen following open calls for proposals issued by the Clean Sky JU. They will not become members of the Clean Sky JU.Rules for Participation and Guidelines for the Submission, Evaluation and Selection of Proposals for participation will be set in the final preparatory stage before the entry into force of the Regulation, and will be available for potential applicants from the launch of the first Call on 9 July 2014.
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