The Joint European Disruptive Initiative is the European DARPA. JEDI is initiating an agency for disruptive innovation to bring back Europe on par with the USA and China in breakthrough technologies – with a radical new method based on speed, highest expectations & massive risk taking, and through a public agency driven by Europe’s technology ecosystem.
JEDI brought the topic of disruptive innovation to the political agenda, which led to President Macron’s proposal to set up a European agency, backed by Chancellor Merkel and European Commissionner Moedas. We are convinced this is not just key for our future growth and prosperity, but also for the resilience of our liberal democracies.
JEDI is representating Europe’s deeptech ecosystem and brings together over 150 of its key leaders from large research centers und universities, deeptech startups, technology corporations and venture capitalists. JEDI has already defined 30 Technology Challenges and identified 15 outstanding Program Managers. JEDI is a major, highly concrete, and future-oriented European initiative.