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Research, Innovation and Science

Commissioner delivers keynote address at the Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition

"We need to start in school by encouraging more children to study science and maths. We don’t just want them to become researchers [..] but to be informed members of an ever-more technological and knowledge-based society"


Dublin, 11 January 2013

Colm, ladies and gentlemen

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak at this BT Mindshare event – "Where Smart Minds Meet".

That is a great title. In fact, it fits very well with so much of what we are doing in research and innovation at European level – bringing the smartest minds together.

Today’s meeting gives me an excellent opportunity to tell you about some of the major research and innovation questions on the agenda at the European level.