Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, visited the Hanover fair, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology, on 11 April 2013.
She delivered a keynote address on 'Horizon 2020 - The new EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation - a focus on mobility and transport'.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of the Convention Centre, Hanover, Germany (2 shots)
||Arrival of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn inside the European Space Expo (2 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn arriving at Hall
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Jo Leinen, Member of the EP (S&D, DE), meeting exhibiting companies from different fields of application (4 shots)
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that Horizon 2020 is all about helping a wide range of different research and innovation actors to make a difference to our economy and society; saying that she has been determined from the outset that a bigger role and a bigger budget for research and innovation at the European level should be accompanied by reform of how this money is invested - hence the drive for simplification and a focus on the entire value chain from initial research to innovative products.
||MobiliTec forum (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that investing in innovation in the field of sustainable transport offers European companies a huge commercial opportunity: products and services related to sustainable mobility will represent a global market of 300 billion euro in 2020; we simply cannot afford to let this opportunity slip through our fingers.
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn during her guided tour of exhibiting companies (6 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the research pavilion of the partner country Russia (3 shots)
||General view of the exhibition hall
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that what has been remarkable is first of all the actual size of the Hanover Messe itself, it's incredible; secondly, the eagerness of all the companies that want you to visit their stand, to show what they have developed and what the commercial aspects of it are; that's really important and it shows that when the European Commission supports, funds research that turns into innovations like that, it creates the kind of competitiveness, growth and jobs which are so badly needed in the European economy at the moment.
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn touring the exhibition (2 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn meeting Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic, Minister for Science and Culture of the Land of Lower Saxony
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic visiting the exhibition (3 shots)
||Wide shot outside