Commissioner's keynote opening address on the conference on the European Commission's Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding", Brussels, 10 June 2011
"Since we launched the 7th Framework Programme in 2007, the game has changed. [..] It has also become clear that Europe is facing an innovation emergency – we must prioritise innovation to ensure that we don't fall behind our competitors and to ensure a better quality of life for people in Europe"
Brussels, 10 June 2011
Distinguished Speakers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning,
I am delighted to welcome you all to today's conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding.
First I would like to thank you for participating in this event. Your contribution and your opinions are very important to our work here in the European Commission on the future of research and innovation in Europe.