After the end of the project, it is expected that several regions and countries in addition to the four Pilot regions will use the ECARE produced recommendations to identify and establish funding synergies that will focus efforts to achieve the ambitious target of climate neutral aviation by 2050, thus contributing to define the European 'innovation architecture' of the aviation sector.
The ECARE networking platform will be included within the digital platform and will include key stakeholders of the European aviation landscape, including CA JU States Representative Group (SRG) members, Horizon Europe National Contact Points (NCPs), national and regional funding bodies, CA JU industrial leaders, SMEs, clusters, academic organizations, etc. The networking platform will be used as a forum for the exchange of information and views on R&I policy linked to the CA JU programme, in order to foster interregional cooperation, in particular for the linking with regional/national RIS3 roadmaps.
The ECARE online networking platform will be used as an entry point for (i) funding bodies to promote synergistic actions with CA JU, and (ii) companies, RTOs and other players to find relevant partners to implement CA JU projects.
ECARE will support CA JU in promoting the MoC with European regions and countries developing aeronautical activities. It is expected that the promotion of the MoC within ECARE will contribute to a significant increase in its adoption across Europe.
The ECARE digital platform aims to become the main source of information about funding opportunities in the aeronautical sector. In this way, it will help bidders find complementary sources of funding in addition to CA JU, thus increasing the potential impact of the programme.
Strong collaboration among participants spanning different sectors will be essential to close the gap towards climate-neutral aviation. The expected outcome is an increase in the participation of SMEs, universities and RTOs in the second phase of the CA JU programme.
The European taxpayer will get evidence of the progress of R&I in the aeronautical sector towards sustainable development goals.
Actors of the aeronautical sector will have more opportunities to find and connect with relevant contacts to support them in their innovation projects.
Organisations interested in CA JU will be aware of the possibilities for synergy of funding.
In the long run, ECARE will be instrumental in achieving the CA JU objectives “to reduce the ecological footprint of aviation by accelerating the development of climate neutral aviation technologies for their earliest possible deployment, therefore significantly contributing to the ambitious environment impact mitigation goals of the European Green Deal and the European Climate Law, which targets 55 % emissions reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, and climate neutrality at the latest by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement”.
From an economic perspective, synergy recommendations will avoid duplication of funding at regional/national level and will thus contribute to a better use of the European taxpayer’s money. On the other hand, ECARE will help leveraging the combined technical resources of European regions and countries to produce a multiplier effect and contribute to reach the goal of climate-neutral aviation.
In addition, collaborations emanating from ECARE will allow European actors to come together to carry out breakthrough R&I projects, while strengthening Europe’s aeronautical design and manufacturing industry. The outcomes of these projects will support market deployment of innovative solutions towards a dynamic and prosperous economy.
When the ECARE platform is adopted by key players of the aeronautical sector and funding bodies, it will serve as a hub providing relevant information and interesting networking opportunities to its users. In this way, it will improve the general knowledge on existing European high-quality skills, technologies and solutions for a greener aviation, therefore accelerating the development of innovative technologies.
Finally, it is expected that ECARE will contribute towards the improvement of the European citizens’ mobility with safe and environmentally friendly air travel options.