Visit of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to Germany: 04/12/2012
End production: 04/12/2012 First transmission: 05/12/2012
On 4 December 2012, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, was in Dresden, Germany, where she visited the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), as well as Heliatek, Globalfoundries and Infineon.
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||Arrival of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), in Dresden (3 shots)
||Presentation of the Center in conference room (4 shots)
||Visit of the lab with Elly Tanaka, Professor for Animal Models of Regeneration at the CRTD (3 shots)
||Exterior view of Heliatek, in Dresden
||Presentation of Heliatek in conference room (5 shots)
||Visit of Heliatek (4 shots)
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that discovering what the cluster has done, looking at how the government of the free State of Saxony in 1990 made very crucial, insightful decisions to invest in the future, to invest in research and innovation, and looking at particularly the kind of close collaboration that there is right across the innovation chain, starting with the basic research, bringing that to applied research, producing products and services that people want to use and to buy, that's very impressive.
||Exterior view of Globalfoundries, in Dresden
||Presentation of Globalfoundries (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that there obviously have been ups and downs since unification, but Silicon Saxony is still the leading semi-conductor production cluster in Europe; and one thing she has learned from this trip is that it is determined to stay there; this experience is an important lesson for the whole of the European Union as we try and recover from a very severe economic and financial crisis.
||Exterior views of Infineon, in Dresden (2 shots)
||Cutaway of screen in lobby
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that the European Commission wants to support regions like Saxony to go further in their efforts and this is the basis for the Horizon 2020 proposal for EU research policy from 2014 onwards.
||Exterior views of Infineon (2 shots)