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What is EARPA?

European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA)

European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA) brings together the most prominent independent European R&D providers in the automotive sector.

EARPA helps enable your organisation to actively contribute to the European Research Arena and the future EU research and technological development funding programmes.

Want to become an EARPA Member? Apply now

Our Foresight Groups

EARPA’s expertise lies in its Foresight Groups which aim at tackling pertinent research topics related to the main automotive R&D areas.

Connectivity, automation and safety

With the ambition of contributing to a European road transport system without victims, it identifies and promotes R&I needs as well as future opportunities in the areas of automation, connectivity and safety for all road users.

Powertrains and Energy Systems

Supports the continuous development and integration of clean and efficient electrified powertrains as well as powertrains working on alternative fuels with a holistic view on the EU energy system.

Integrated Product and Process Development

Focuses on a broad variety of aspects regarding product and process development, such as Materials, Manufacturing and Design tools.

Mobility of people and goods (MPG)

Deals with the overall aspects, such as implementation and business models, of the mobility of people and goods in our future society, based on the technological developments in other EARPA groups.

Collaboration and Project Management

Expert group for collaboration and European RDI project management, rules for participation, legal and financial issues.

Latest news

Upcoming events

  • Aachen Body Engineering Days

    Don't miss one of the most important industry get-togethers. International experts in body, material and production technology will discuss the latest developments and trends in a unique atmosphere.

  • Advancing Automated Driving Symposium, 17 June 2024

    Scientists, engineers, and policymakers will gather to dive into the challenges and innovations surrounding the pursuit of zero traffic casualties with highly automated vehicles.

  • THIESEL 2024, 10 – 13 September 2024

    THIESEL 2024, organised by CMT–Clean Mobility & Thermofluids will be celebrated in Valencia (Spain) on 10 -13 September 2024.

Our Members

We have 57 members ranging from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities.

European Automotive Research Partners Association

Become a member

EARPA brings together the most prominent independent European R&D
providers in the automotive sector.