Commissioner launches the final call for proposals under the 7th EU Research & Technological Framework Programme (FP7) 20047-2013
"I am proud that today we are announcing 8.1 billion euro for new EU research projects, just ten days after EU leaders decided on the Compact for Growth and Jobs."
Brussels, 09 June 2012
Knowledge is the currency of the global economy,
A swing in the euro, dollar or yen exchange rate might bring momentary respite to some. Labour, land use and other costs can be an important factor.
But the key to competitiveness for just about any economy in the world right now is knowledge, and that means research and innovation.