Research, Innovation and Science

EURAXESS event: "Europe, where knowledge has no borders"

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
Since I became the Commissioner responsible for Research and Innovation earlier this year, I have often wished I could be in two places at once. Thanks to the wonders of holography, a technology invented in Europe, I am able to be with you right at the centre of today's event
 

 

Brussels, 5 October 2010


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to open this EURAXESS event in such an innovative way.

Of course, I am sorry that I am unable to be physically with you today, but at the same time, I am intrigued by the thought that I have just appeared "virtually" in front of your eyes. Since I became the Commissioner responsible for Research and Innovation earlier this year I have often wished I could be in two places at once. So, I thank the organisers of this EURAXESS event for making this possible today!

Thanks to the wonders of holography, a technology invented in Europe, I am able to be with you right at the centre of today's event, right at the heart of excellence in research and innovation in Europe. As you may already know, holography was developed by the Hungarian-British physicist Dennis Gabor, work for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971.

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