Position Paper Roadmap: Revision of Communication on IPCEI
Bitkom welcomes the Commission’s initiative to review the Communication on important projects of common European interest (IPCEI) and appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on the roadmap. Given that some of Bitkoms’ members are participants or partners in IPCEIs, we were able to draw on comprehensive experience with this instrument.
Bitkom believes IPCEIs to be a suitable instrument to stimulate private investments for strategic R&D&I projects in Europe.We explicitly welcome that existing instruments, such as IPCEIs, are increasingly being used for digital technologies. In order to become more effective, the renewed communication will need to broaden the scope of IPCEIs in line with current policies, simplify the rules, improve the governance and further develop the instrument’s flexibility.