This label is given after a double examination of the project, carried out by:
- The Scientific and Technological Committee (STC) is composed of experts who evaluate the innovation of the project and its orientation towards a particular call for project. After this first review, the STC issues a favourable or non-favourable opinion for approval.
- The Executive Board (EB) performs a second examination on the basis of the opinion of the STC and by analysing the architecture of the project and its consistency with the cluster’s strategy. Following this second review, the Executive Board officially awards the Techtera cluster’s label.
Since 2005, Techtera has approved 182 projects receiving funding. The overall R&D budget for funding these projects amounts to €495 million (December 2016 figures).