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Ref. Ares(2022)3112512 - 20/04/2022 Commissioner Carlos Moedas H3 CONTRIBUTION to CAB MOEDAS/792 Meeting with -      of Leonardo Place 04/12/2018 - Commissioner Office 15:30 Main contact person: 

0. AGENDA OF THE MEETING – N/A 1. STEERING BRIEF Scene Setter Leonardo (formerly known as FINMECCANICA) is a EUR 12 billion-revenue Aerospace, Defence and Security company based in Italy, 30% of which is owned by the Italian state. Leonardo participates in Horizon 2020, within which is primarily interested in Clean Sky, one of the public-private partnerships set up as Joint Undertaking. Leonardo is interested in the continuation of Clean Sky activities, possibly with a higher budget and a bigger role for the company, but also in the continuation of SESAR (Joint Undertaking dealing with air traffic management). Leonardo received, as Leader or Co-Leader, EUR 54.2 million in Clean Sky 1 and will receive around EUR 95.5 million in Clean Sky 2. It participates also in SESAR (22 projects for a total of EUR 12.3 million) and in the collaborative part of Horizon 2020 (19 projects for a total of around EUR 10 million). Partnerships in Horizon Europe As a starting point, the Commission has identified 4 areas of high potential for missions, and 10 areas of high potential for institutional partnerships, based on Article 185 or Article 187 TFEU (Annex 2), which it believes would meet the ambitions and criteria established in the Horizon Europe proposal. Annex 3 of the Horizon Europe proposal contains fiches for the proposed mission areas. Annex 4 lists all proposed partnership areas, the current landscape of active partnership initiatives and respective budgets under Horizon 2020 partnerships. Line to Take • Regarding partnerships, there is work ongoing towards rationalisation of the landscape, for a more inclusive, simpler, transparent and impact-oriented approach. • As Member States and the EU Institutions work towards the next framework programme, the EU wants to ensure an impact-oriented approach, to improve openness and transparency, to rationalise partnerships and to promote R&I missions across sectors and disciplines that will trigger the imagination and ambition of European citizens, researchers and industrialists. Challenges ahead in aviation include reducing the environmental impact, including emissions and noise, whilst maintaining and improving the aircraft safety and industrial competitiveness. • Specifically for European aviation research, a coherent and holistic approach is needed for the ecosystem, with leadership, not only in aircraft technologies, but also in maintenance, operations, new business models and above all impact to the mobility for European citizens with excellent services. • Aviation is at the crossroads of international competitiveness and environmental issues. The Commission aims towards a balanced approach between industrial demonstrators (currently under Clean Sky) and collaborative lower Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research (currently outside of the scope of Clean Sky).

• Partnerships will foster synergies with other partnerships, missions, and other programmes, both at the EU and national level. • In addition, new challenges are arising in aviation: personal air-mobility, cyber security, digitalisation, electrification - the EU aviation industry will have to tackle also these challenges. • Europe should keep the global leadership in key industrial sectors - aviation is certainly one of those. Investments in research and innovation on digitalisation, big data and artificial intelligence will create new businesses for transport and new energy industries.

2. SPEAKING POINTS – N/A 3. DEFENSIVE POINTS What is the future of public private partnerships? The partnerships with industry under Horizon 2020 are good examples of high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) programmes. They contribute to European competitiveness across borders, sectors and technologies. Partnerships can be an effective instrument to define and implement common priorities for Europe and to incentivise private investment. In Horizon 2020 (the current EU research and innovation framework programme), there are currently 17 public-private partnerships (PPPs) in total; 10 contractual and 7 Joint Undertakings, plus the new initiative on High Performance Computing. Why are you changing the Partnerships approach in Horizon Europe? The overall partnership landscape has become overly complex and fragmented. The interim evaluation identified the need to rationalise the overall European research and innovation partnership landscape, to improve their openness and transparency, and to link them to future EU R&I missions and strategic priorities. The Commission is redefining its approach with the aim to streamline, simplify and harmonise the current fragmented landscape of PPPs and improve their potential to maximise impact. What about existing partnerships (existing Art. 185 and 187 initiatives)? The Horizon Europe proposal does not foresee to renew existing partnerships or establish new ones. It provides the framework for a possible new partnership approach, including common establishment/ exit criteria. However, both Council and the EP want a list of institutional partnerships, and those related to aviation, i.e. Clean Sky and SESAR, are in.

4. BACKGROUND NOTES *CV of                         – Annex in BASIS as separate pdf Additional information about Leonardo Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45 600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the US and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets. Since 4 July 2013,                       is the            and since               , is the      . Leonardo's structure is organised into seven Divisions. The Company also operates through subsidiaries and joint ventures. Leonardo invests 11% of its revenues in R&D. 10,000 engineers (mostly in aeronautics/ aerospace, electronics, mechanics, computers and telecommunications), 12,000 highly specialised technicians and approximately 10,000 employees dedicated to R&D: these are Leonardo’s numbers of excellence. They are the fifth Group in the world in terms of investment in R&D in the aerospace and defence sector and the second largest in Europe (The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2016). Leonardo – and its predecessor Finmeccanica, with its subsidiaries i.e. Agusta Westland, Alenia Aermacchi, Selex ES, Oto Melara and WASS – has been involved as a Leader in the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking from the beginning:    AgustaWestland, later Leonardo Helicopters, was a Leader in the Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator (ITD) in Clean Sky 1.    Alenia Aeronautica, later Leonardo Aircraft, was a Leader in the Green Regional Aircraft ITD in Clean Sky 1.    Leonardo Helicopters is a Leader in the Fast Rotorcraft in Clean Sky 2.    Leonardo Aircraft is a Leader in the Regional Aircraft ITD in Clean Sky 2.