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Published on 20-01-11

Registration is now open to attend the first keynote speech in the UK by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. She will be speaking on "The UK in the EU: a win-win for science and innovation" on Monday 7 February from 12:00-14:00. The event is free but registration in advance is essential: science.policy@royalsociety.org

Since her appointment in February 2010, Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn has been responsible for putting science and innovation at the heart of Europe’s vision for economic growth and prosperity. ‘Europe 2020’, the European Union’s new strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth includes a target of 3% of gross domestic product to be spent on R&D, a focus on new and clean technologies, and the need for an ‘Innovation Union’.

    Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn

    Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn

    Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn will speak at the Royal Society about the principles underlying the ‘Innovation Union’, the role that the UK will play in strengthening European science, and the benefits that the UK will gain from a more cohesive European Research Area

    Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS, Director General for Knowledge and Innovation at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills will respond to the Commissioner’s speech, and offer a perspective from the UK Government on the future of UK science in Europe.

    The event will open at 11.30 and start at midday, and will be followed by a sandwich lunch.

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