A United Europe of Innovation States

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Toronto (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Rudolf Strohmeier , European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
As the ambitious Horizon 2020 Strategy is placed firmly on the rails, potentially revolutionising the place of science and innovation in the European Union, its architect will provide timely insights into those inter-regional and global cooperation imperatives that shaped its very existence. Concrete case-studies around flagship European initiatives from the digital agenda and industrial policy to the strategy on innovation, jobs and employment, will underpin how the European Commission proposes to transform EU research structures while completing the ambitious European Research Area. Key to their success are plans led by Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn to grow and capitalise on the innovation capacity and capability of actors from higher education, research, business and entrepreneurship from the EU and beyond. This talk will spotlight these efforts and their strong international dimension.