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What is RECREATE?

RECREATE stands for “REsearch network for forward looking activities and assessment of research and innovation prospects in the fields of Climate, Resource Efficiency and raw mATErials.” It is a Coordination Action funded by the European Commission in the context of its FP7 programme. It is carried out by a consortium consisting of 16 key stakeholders from European research and industry and is led by the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP). In addition to the consortium members, RECREATE will also establish and manage a large network of key stakeholders in the fields of Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. The project started in July 2013 and will run until June 2018.

What does RECREATE want to achieve?

The overall objective of the project is to support the development of the European Union’s new research funding programme Horizon 2020, with a specific focus on “Societal Challenge 5: Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”, by providing an evidence base.

In order to achieve this, RECREATE builds on the following specific objectives:

  1. Assessing the impact of potential break-through innovations in the relevant fields
  2. Developing scenarios and analysing trends that help to define research and innovation priorities
  3. Benchmarking Member States' performance in the relevant fields
  4. Creating and maintaining a broad network of stakeholders that get involved in the above activities
  5. Transmitting the knowledge produced by the project effectively to policy-makers and other target groups