The Multi Key Enabling Technologies Pilot lines project
Welcome to the website of the multi-KETs pilot lines project. Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are considered to directly or indirectly stimulate competitiveness and generate jobs, growth and wealth in the economy. However, Europe can make better use of the enabling character of these KETs. Especially bridging the so-called “Valley of Death” to upscale new KET technology based prototypes to commercial manufacturing often is a weak link in successful use of the potential of the KETs. To bridge this gap, pilot lines are needed to initiate the first experience with the new technologies and enable commercial manufacturing.
The overall objective of the Multi-KETs Pilot Lines project (mKPL) was to “establish a common understanding of the concept of pilot lines deploying multiple Key Enabling Technologies, their role in strengthening the innovation capacity of the European industry, and how these can be supported by EU policy”. The project started in 2013 and was completed in 2015.
The final report, mKETs D7 final report of the project provides national, regional and policymakers in the European Union (EU) with an in-depth background and makes recommendations to policymakers on how to support pilot production activities that combine at least two Key Enabling Technologies ("multi-KETs").
The project outcome brochure will help you understand the importance of KETs pilot production and why it is crucial to help businesses cross the Valley of Death, as well as inspiring policymakers to effectively support KETs-related pilot production.