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                                        	Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for 
	                                		Forschung, Innovation und Wissenschaft


Commissioner tests out the new Renault electric powered Twizy Unique Urban Mobility Solution car, Dublin, 11 July 2012. Photo: © Sharpix


Farewell Message – Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn English (en)

Brussels, 30 October 2014

Inside the Commission, I worked with my colleagues to push research and innovation further up the political agenda, and to direct research funding towards important challenges in policy areas such as transport, the marine, energy, climate change, environment and the digital agenda. The cooperation truly made this outgoing College the "Innovation Union Commission" English (en) .


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© EU, 2014 - Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn is presented with the Legion d'honneur from the French Minister for Research and Higher Education, Geneviève Fioraso, in Brussels, 26/9/2014
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn receives France’s highest honour English (en) français (fr)

"This republican homage from France is due to the recognition of her major role in the set-up of Horizon 2020, a 80 billion euro programme in support of science, research and innovation. This programme will be a central driver for the economic recovery process in Europe as it will create both high-skilled jobs and new goods and services."

Commissioner and Suzanne Fortier, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, together at McGill University, Montreal, © EU, 2014
Commissioner in Canada: Opening of the Destination Europe Conference, McGill University English (en)

"During the Seventh EU Framework Programme, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie scheme funded some 270 Canadian researchers to work in Europe and more than 150 Europeans to work in Canada. We hope that this excellent level of researcher mobility will increase in the coming years. These pan-European programmes are only the tip of the iceberg of opportunities."

© EU, 2014
Commissioner delivers keynote address at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2014 English (en)

"I am not a scientist. But as a politician I am positively evangelical about the power of science to improve and enrich our lives and to sustain our economy"

© Paul Sherwood Photography, 2014
Commissioner launches €9 million research project, co-funded by the EU Marie Curie ASSISTID Cofund and the Irish charity RESPECT English (en)

"The ASSISTID COFUND Programme is one of the many areas in which the European Commission is focusing efforts to address the challenges of autism and intellectual disability through multidisciplinary and international research"

© EU, 2014 - Commissioner at the Acropolis Museum, together with Mr. Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Board of Directors of the Acropolis Museum, and Mr. Christos Vasilakos, Secretary General for Research and Technology at the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.
Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn delivers keynote address at the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) English (en)

"Europe's genius for innovation and invention can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece but […] the innovation challenges that our continent faces are so great that they demand action on a Europe-wide scale"

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