The overall aim of the Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) is to address strategic areas where research and innovation are essential to European competitiveness. JTIs are implemented through dedicated legal entities – Joint Undertakings - established under what was then the equivalent of the current Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). In Horizon 2020, JTIs will have clearer and more ambitious objectives, contributing directly to competitiveness and EU policy goals. Each JTI has specific measurable objectives and key performance indicators, which will allow closer monitoring and evaluation. The objectives go considerably beyond those established for FP7.
The following JTIs have been launched to date: