SPIRE is a groundbreaking proposal with two ambitions for 2030
Reducing fossil energy intensity by up to 30% from current levels
Reducing non-renewable, primary raw material intensity by up to 20% from current levels
Both ambitions will contribute to efficiency improvement in CO2-equivalent footprints of up to 40% by 2030. Potential improvements extend beyond "industry" to all indirectly supplied and dependent economic sectors such as transport, construction, water, electronics etc.
Our high ambitions are matched by strong industrial commitment on an unprecedented scale
SPIRE is an effective driver to:
Involve large corporate, top-academia and high-tech SMEs to activate the value chain and facilitate effective uptake of the PPP results in the market.
Modernize the European industrial landscape
Bring manufacturing back to Europe
Make solutions available for SMEs or less performing sectors with the aim to make the EU process industry the n°1 global competitor.
SPIRE is focused on innovation and advances a wide range of major EU policies
It is a good, pertinent vehicle to flesh out various political strategies e.g. Innovation Union, Resource Efficiency, Low carbon economy, new industrial policy, New Skills for New Jobs, Bioeconomy etc.
SPIRE ambitions will bring huge benefits to the European economy, society and environment. It will help Europe become more sustainable and competitive at global scale.
Achieving SPIRE’s ambitions will have a long-term, positive impact on the EU economy
SPIRE will be instrumental in ensuring the innovation, growth and competitiveness of more than 450 thousand enterprises across Europe, large and small that:
employ over 6.8 million employees,
generate more than 1,600 billion € turnover
are the basis of the European Economy (20%)
Foreseen breakthrough developments will have wide-ranging implications for:
Business : stimulate entrepreneurship in Europe, create new markets
Employment : create more jobs in the process industries
Academia : encourage world class research and a better transformation of its results into marketed products
High-tech SMEs : provide new eco-efficient process technologies
A significant gain for Europe as industry will pursue exploitation of generated intellectual property and technology first in Europe.
With SPIRE, Europe could make a giant leap to enhance its competitiveness and sustainability
It is innovation- and market- focused
It represents a shift in industry mentality, actively addressing drivers of the issues and connecting sectors of the value chain
It promotes new business models and encourages social innovation
It proposes a united, Europe-focused and cross-sectorial approach, the only way to tackle the current European challenges.