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Second European Innovation Convention joint press point by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona

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Innovation and Science, and Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, gave a joint press conference after the closing session of the second European Innovation Convention organised by the EC, in Brussels, Belgium. On this occasion, the European Commission has awarded the European Capital of Innovation "iCapital" prize to Barcelona, Spain for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens. Barcelona was chosen by a panel of independent experts in a close competition with Grenoble, France, and Groningen, The Netherlands. The €500,000 iCapital prize will be used to scale up and expand Barcelona's efforts on innovation.
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Type: Complete press conference   Reference: I-087440   Date: 11/03/2014   Duration: 03:26
Personalities:   Geoghegan-Quinn, Máire |   Trias, Xavier  
Location: Brussels - Square - Brussels Meeting Centre  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: EU relations with Member States | Innovation | Research and development | Spain
© European Union, 2014   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
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