Wim Verhoeve - How do you see research and innovation making a difference for a better future?
I think research and innovation is really the basic strength of Europe. In the past, it has already been shown that everything that is related to mass production is not really strong in Europe, we can live for a while from it, but in the end it disappears and the main reason for that is that we don't have real natural resources in Europe. So that means that we have to live from knowledge and competencies and this is exactly what research and innovation is giving. In many different industries, Europe has been leading and when it comes to technologies and real innovations: pharmaceutical and also the automotive industry, where I'm active, I think research and innovation is what's going to make the mobility, for instance, sustainable in the future.
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