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Ambrosetti Club

The role of science and innovation in productivity growth in Europe

Lunch Meeting with Carlos Moedas
(European Commissioner Research, Science and Innovation)
Friday, November 17th 2017, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Cercle Royale Gaulois (Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Bruxelles).

The role of science and innovation in productivity growth in Europe

Science, research and innovation boost economic growth and create high-quality jobs.

They are key to enhance European industry leadership and competitiveness to creating a Digital Single Market and Energy Union in the EU, and to strengthening the EU’s role as a global actor. The EU therefore needs to invest in the future and step up its performance in research and innovation.

Major scientific discovery, new technologies and digitalization in general are accelerating and reaching different sectors. This will have profound implications for productivity and economic growth, and for society as a whole. How can Europe lead the next wave of innovation?

EU’s productivity gap with the US has widened following the economic and financial crisis and this is linked to a relative underinvestment in R&D and an inability to re-orient the economy towards activities with a higher knowledge content.

Europe needs to improve its regulatory environment, increase resources, better coordinate policies and simplify funding opportunities, stimulate scale-up of promising innovations and overcome its fear of failure as essential step forward to success.

Since the beginning of his mandate Commissioner Moedas has been the strongest advocate for supporting innovation, competitiveness, growth opportunities and stimulating investments. He also reinforced the Commission’s approach to innovation through the creation of the European Innovation Council (EIC), designed to become a pivotal policy response of the European Union to the above mentioned challenges, while advocating for a strategy of open innovation, open science and openness to the world for the future framework program, envisaging moonshot research and innovation missions.

The full agenda of our Club’s meetings
is available on www.ambrosetticlub.eu

Lunch Meeting with Carlos Moedas
(European Commissioner Research, Science and Innovation)
Friday, November 17th 2017, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Cercle Royale Gaulois (Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Bruxelles).




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