BILAT USA 2.0 is a project funded by the European Union under FP7. It is a bilateral coordination activity to enhance and develop science, technology and innovation partnerships between the European Union and the United States of America. BILAT-USA 2.0 has three main goals:

  • support the political dialogue within the framework of the EU-US STI cooperation agreement
  • enhance the cooperation between scientists and innovation actors on both sides and spread information on funding possibilities through a number of workshops & events
  • analyze the state-of-the-art and the progress of transatlantic science and technology cooperation.

In March 2013, the EU-US Joint STI Committee Meeting determined four research areas as priorities for transatlantic cooperation: Marine & Arctic Research, NMP, Health and Transport.

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The European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) first signed an umbrella science and technology cooperation agreement (S&T Agreement) that entered into force in 1998. It was renewed in 2004 and 2009 and was extended until October 2013. In addition, as of March 2010, 17 EU Member States and Associated Countries have individual S&T Agreements with the United States. These S&T Agreements provide the formal framework in which government‐to‐government S&T cooperation is undert...