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This report was prepared to complement and feed the future activities planned within the framework of BILAT USA 4.0 project. More specifically, it aims to contribute to the several activities of BILAT USA 4.0 to create a knowledge base and analytical support for evidence‐based decision making for researchers and innovators to build partnerships, to discuss common (horizontal) issues and specific measures to improve framework conditions. In addition, this report provides an overview of the existing cooperation patterns in three thematic areas, in order to set the ground to further discuss and analyse the common interest of researchers and policy makers during the pilot workshops that will take place in WT 3.2. The objectives of the workshops are to further specify the results of WT 3.1 and to examine these areas in view of their potential to be added to the ”established” thematic areas of EU‐US cooperation.
To achieve this, a consultation process with funders and policy makers on both sides of the ocean took place and a list of research topics emerged as it is described in D .3.1 “Analysing Report on consultation process with funders and policy makers”. The list of topics was further discussed with the EC, in order to decide which areas will be further discussed during the workshops.