European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has been awarded by the Optical Society of America for his commitment to the promotion of key enabling technologies
March 28 – Today, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship, received the award by the Optical Society of America for his commitment to the promotion of key enabling technologies. The price is awarded every year to an outstanding public official, who demonstrates leadership and efforts in this sector.
Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), such as nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics including semiconductors, advanced materials, biotechnology and photonics are among the sectors with greatest potential for development and they have major impact on competitiveness and innovation capacity of European industry.
At the award ceremony, Tajani said: "Key Enabling Technologies represent the future. They are essential for Europe to be leader of the new industrial revolution to face the current competitiveness and sustainability challenges."