Farewell Message - Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
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."
The Innovation Convention 2014
"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 attending the launch of the European Year of the Citizen
…the 'Citizens’ Dialogue' gave members of the public a chance to air their views and concerns on the economic crisis, citizens’ rights in the EU and the kind of Europe they want to live in.
Commissioner visits South Africa
First Meeting of College with the Irish Government ahead of the Irish Presidency
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
Meeting of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn with Bill Gates, Brussels, 23 January 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."
Commissioner signs Memorandum of Understanding with Moldova, Brussels, 11 October 2011
"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!
Proposals to be received by midnight on 10 May 2011. Winners will be announced by Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn on 10 June in Brussels.
Commissioner meets Enda Kenny, new Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister)
More photos in the Photo gallery: Commissioner meets Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister
Commissioner launches Communication on Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative - Innovation Union
The European Commission's "Innovation Union", tabled today, sets
out a strategic approach to innovation, driven by the highest political
EUROPE: Where Knowledge Has No Borders - The EURAXESS Event, 5/10/2010, Brussels
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
“Investment in research and innovation is the only smart and lasting way
out of crisis and towards sustainable and socially equitable growth”
1000th ERC Grantee Award Event, 24 June 2010, Munich
“People like yourself provide a role model for all the young women
scientists in Europe that are at the beginning of their career - and may
encourage them to vigourously pursue their career further”
"Innovation Union" webstreaming event
17 June 10h00-11h00 CET*Your chance to ask Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn live online about her plan
to turn Europe into an "Innovation Union" and to let her know your
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
Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn's visit to Washington D.C., US, 27 May to 1 June 2010
"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."
Joint Statement by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business
The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and Commissioner Máire
Geoghegan-Quinn met today during Mr. Cable's first visit to Brussels since
taking up his new post.
Interview: "I don't think Brussels is more 'macho' than Bordeaux, Berlin, Bratislava or Birmingham !"
"There are more women members nominated to this new Commission than any
previous one. President Barroso fought for that and has a strong personal
commitment to equal opportunities at all levels."
Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn visits Joint Research Centre in Geel as nuclear physics unveils secrets of Bronze Age sword
"The analysis of an ancient sword using 21st century technology is an
example of how European research work also enhances cultural and historical
Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn's visit to Joint Research Centre in Geel (IRMM)
"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
"Is cúis mhór áthais dom go bhfuil Parlaimint na hEorpa tar éis glacadh
leis an gCoimisiún Eorpach nua agus táim ag tnúth go mór leis na cúig bliana
amach romham, tráth a bheidh mé i mo Choimisinéir um Thaighde, Nuálaíocht agus