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BUSINESSEUROPE workshop on future EU research and innovation landscape

May 21, 2010


(from Business Europe)

With research and innovation riding high in the EU political agenda and many initiatives in the pipeline – for example, the forthcoming European innovation plan – the three-hour workshop on 21 May 2010 gave BUSINESSEUROPE’s members the opportunity to discuss three key issues with experts: international cooperation in science and technology, implementation of the knowledge triangle and simplification. Magnus Madfors, Director, R&D Policy, Ericsson, concluded the workshop by calling for improvements in five key fields: 1. cooperation among research areas and stakeholders; 2. time management of research and innovation programmes; 3. administration of research projects; 4. coordination and stability of financing; 5. increased risk-taking and trust in the whole innovation chain. Download here the letter sent to Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn with conclusions, or presentations by Clara de la Torre (DG Research), Gerard de Nazelle (EIT), Iain Gillespie (OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry), Sabine Herlitschka (Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG), Jerzy M. Langer (Institute of physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw), Magnus Madfors (Ericsson), Katja Reppel (DG Enterprise and Industry), Gerhard Riemer (Industriellenvereinigung IV).


BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.