A High Level Expert Group was formed to consider the novel potential of converging technologies (CTs) to advance the Lisbon Agenda. The group was charged to explore in breadth the potential and the risks of CTs. It confronted a dual demand, namely
- to delineate areas of interest and fields of application for CTs, and
- to relate these CTs to the European environment and policy goals.
It met this demand by proposing a European approach to converging technologies: CTEKS: Converging Technologies for the European Knowledge Society.