Commissioner delivers keynote address at Intel's Annual Conference on European Research and Innovation, Leixlip, 13 October 2011
"Europe's future depends on competitive industries that are able to grow and create jobs. This means investing in research and in new technologies and in creating a climate that boosts innovation"
Leixlip, 13 October 2011
Mr Rattner, Mr Sinnott, Ladies and gentlemen,
I am delighted to be here at this magnificent Intel facility today to address your annual conference on European Research and Innovation.
This is a difficult time for Europe, for our economy and our industries. And especially for the people. But this must also be a time for positive change and for seizing new opportunities. Business-as-usual is no longer an option. Europe has to continuously strengthen its knowledge base to remain competitive.