Innovation will be critical in helping Europe’s economy recover from the crisis. As the European Commission updates its innovation policy, Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen has given an interview in which he looks at the EU’s initiatives to foster innovation during his five-year mandate in charge of enterprise and industry policy. Part of a feature on innovation in the fifth edition of the Enterprise & Industry magazine, published in September, the interview is complemented by an article on the launch of new public-procurement networks, part of the Lead Market Initiative which aims to speed up the uptake of innovation. We also report on this year’s Inventor of the Year Awards, a joint EU-European Patent Office initiative to recognise the creative achievements of inventors.
The Enterprise & Industry magazine provides a regular update on the work of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry in making the European Union a better place for business. The printed edition complements our on-line magazine.
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