Past Working Groups

The Working Group on Innovation – INNO WG – was set-up in 2013 in order “to propose to the Forum the broad lines of a strategic plan for an industry-oriented cooperation” of the Research Infrastructures to contribute to the implementation of the ESFRI’s Strategy and Roadmap 2016.

It follows the Conclusions of the Council of the European Union of 31st May 2011 that “INVITES the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) to contribute towards supporting the implementation and monitoring of progress of the Innovation Union initiative, and provide input, as appropriate, to the development of a proposal on the ERA Framework”5 .

The objectives that have been recognized by the Forum can be summarized as follows:

  • to identify and promote the innovation and industrial capabilities of the RIs on the ESFRI Roadmap;
  • to strengthen the cooperation of pan-European RIs with industry;
  • to stimulate, where appropriate, the industrial involvement in the conceptual design phase of RIs;
  • to promote the access of industrial users to the RIs.

WG Chair: Jean Moulin (

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