Innovation matters: Debating priorities for a competitive Europe6 September 2017
The conference is an important step in the increasingly difficult debate about the EU’s future budget debate. Pascal Lamy recently released an influential report proposing a doubling of EU research and innovation funding – a potential challenge to other budget lines, such as agriculture and regions.
This conference is intended to pick up the debate again at the very start of the Autumn political season in Brussels. It will hear arguments on budget priorities from various quarters, and flesh out some ideas on how the research budget might get spent – and what’s needed to make a true single market in innovation across Europe.
- 15:00 - How research and innovation can make Europe more competitive. Q&A with Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
- 15:30 - Setting EU priorities. How to rebalance the budget priorities in Brussels. The old assumptions are gone: Farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, regional development authorities – all is now in play. Moedas is joined by an MEP and Member State official to debate the EU priorities.
- 16:15 - To the moon: The Lamy report urged the EU to inspire us with moon-shot missions – in health, energy, and other fields. What should they be?
- 16:45 - Stepping up: How to build a real innovation marketplace across Europe.
- 17:30 - Reception
For more information please contact Lysiane Pons at firstname.lastname@example.org