Commissioner delivers keynote speech at Conference ‘Successful R&I in Europe’, organised by the Ministry of Innovation, Science & Research of North-Rhine Westphalia
"In June 2010, Europe's leaders endorsed the Europe 2020 strategy, our roadmap to get the European economy back on track. At the heart of this strategy is the conviction that we need research and innovation to build long-term sustainable growth."
Düsseldorf, 7 March 2013
Ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for your very warm welcome to Düsseldorf. It is a pleasure to be back. I was last here in April 2011 for the award of the North Rhine-Westphalia prize for EUfunded research projects.
During that visit, I had the chance to see for myself some excellent research and innovation work in the region, and this time I will have the chance to see some excellent institutes and start-ups in Aachen.
I would like to thank Minister Schulze and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research for organising this conference and for inviting me to speak.
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