Research, Innovation and Science

Commissioner delivers keynote address at the Google Campus, Dublin, 16 June 2011

Commissioner together with Mr John Herlihy, Vice-President of global ad operations, Google. Photo © EU, 2011
"I hope that Google - in many ways a byword for innovation - will continue to contribute to economic growth by investing even more in Europe, by innovating even more in Europe and by contributing even more to a level playing field for innovation in Europe"

Brussels, 16 June 2011


Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to have this opportunity to be here with you today and talk about our vision for research and innovation policy in Europe.

Innovation is what makes the difference in today's competitive, networked and multipolar world. Innovation defines market leadership. Understood broadly as fresh thinking that creates value, innovation is our capacity to design the future to which we aspire.