After extensive expertise the EARTO network welcomed 2 new members in July: State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) in Lithuania, and National Institue of Industrial Technology (INTI) in Argentina.
EARTO is the European trade association of Research and Technology Organisations. EARTO represents around 350 such organisations across Europe. The list of EARTO members includes VTT in Finland, TNO in the Netherlands, IMEC in Belgium, and Fraunhofer Fellowships in Germany.
Its members make a major contribution to strengthening economic competitiveness and social development in Europe by supporting product, process and service innovation in all branches of industry and services, public and private.
EARTO promotes and champions the interests of RTOs in Europe by reinforcing their profile as a key-player category in the minds of EU decision-makers, and by seeking to ensure that European R&D and innovation programmes are best attuned to their interests.
The association also provides added-value services to its members to improve their professional practices and business performance, as well as information and advice about European R&D and innovation programme funding opportunities.