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Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011

José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, participated in the 1st European Innovation Convention organized by the EC.
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn attended with Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of the DG "Research and Innovation" of the EC, the opening of an exhibition which celebrated the 1st anniversary of Innovation Union by showcasing the best of innovation in Europe. She then participated in the signing ceremony of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) agreement together with Philippe Maystadt, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB).
In his speech entitled "The Innovation Union one year on" José Manuel Barroso presented his views on the key role of innovation in contributing to growth, jobs and well-being, saying that Innovation was the European blueprint to get the economy back on track over the course of the decade. He called for a smart fiscal consolidation and highlighted that cutting spending in key areas such as innovation, education, research and development would be exactly the wrong cut to do. The President also announced the appointment of a Chief scientific adviser, a new position created in the EC.
The award ceremony of the EU Prize for Women Innovators was held on the same day. It rewarded people who dare thinking differently and pursuing their ideas.
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Robert-Jan Smits, cutting the inaugural ribbon of the exhibition ...
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Robert-Jan Smits, cutting the inaugural ribbon of the exhibition ...
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, holding scissors, and Robert-Jan Smits (in the foreground, from ...
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Phillipe Maystadt and Robert-Jan Smits (in the foreground, from ...
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Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Discussion between Phillipe Maystadt, on the right, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, in the ...
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Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, on the left, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, microphone in hand
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
General view of the opening ceremony of the exhibition
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Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, microphone in hand, on the left, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, in the ...
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, on the left, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, microphone in hand
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, on the left, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, in the centre
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Signing ceremony of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) agreement: Phillipe Maystadt, ...
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
End of the signing ceremony of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) agreement: ...
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Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, in the centre, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, on the left
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
John Colreavy, Director of the Centre for Research in Engineering Surface technology ...
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Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, on the left, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, on the right, both wearing ...
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Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, on the left, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, on the right, both wearing ...
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Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
Phillipe Maystadt, on the right, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, on the left
Reference: P-020024
Date: 05/12/2011
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the Innovation Convention 2011
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