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"
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn receives France’s highest honour
"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."
"It’s about bringing researchers & innovators together, bringing industry and academia together, and also giving an opportunity to those who have benefitted from Framework Programme funding to come and show what they’ve developed and what’s now being commercialised"
Commissioner meets with Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, and Eamonn Gilmore, Deputy Irish Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the first Meeting of College with the Irish Government ahead of the Irish Presidency 2013.Brussels, 3 October 2012
Commissioner visits Luxembourg where she meets with Mr. Fraçois Biltgen, Minister for Higher Education and Research, and visits the 'Cité des Sciences'. 23 March 2012
"Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, met today with Mr Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They discussed topics related to the remit of the Commissioner and of interest to both sides, including poverty-related diseases, rare diseases, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and food security."
"Following the signature today, Moldova will become the 14th country associated to FP7, with effect from 1 January 2012. Moldova is to be warmly congratulated as the first country from the Eastern Partnership countries to associate to the Framework Programme and only the second country from the European Neighbourhood Policy Countries"
You name it! - Launch of Competition for a New Name for the next EU Research and Innovation Programme!
DG Research and Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn are delighted to announce the EURAXESS event, showcasing the most inspiring and ingenious researchers at the forefront of European and international innovation.
Commissioner announces €6.4 billion for smart growth and jobs – Europe's biggest ever investment in research and innovation, 19 July 2010
The Commissioner's Webstreaming event where she talked about the European Union's Innovation Strategy, the kind of Europe that it's citizens would like to see, and the ways in which we could bring this to fruition. The Commissioner was unable to answer all of the questions on the day due to time constraints, but you can now read those questions and answers online (last updated on 13 July).
"I think it's very important to let the rest of the world - and the United States in particular - know that despite the fact that Europe is going through a very severe economic crisis, the same as is happening right around the world, that the European Union is open for business."
Interview: "I don't think Brussels is more 'macho' than Bordeaux, Berlin, Bratislava or Birmingham !"
Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn visits Joint Research Centre in Geel as nuclear physics unveils secrets of Bronze Age sword
"It is reassuring to know that the European Commission can count on the scientific expertise of the Joint Research Centre during the policy making process. It works in all the areas most crucial to the daily lives of Europeans."