Innovation by all and for all - Shaping a sustainable future for employment in manufacturing

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industriAll
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2015
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Document adopted by the 6th Meeting of the industriAll Europe Executive Committee on 9-10 June 2015 in Brussels.

Innovation should aim at:- addressing social, environmental and economic needs- better products and better processes, to support the positive differentiation of European industry on the global market and the long-term development of new, high-quality jobs- a fair conversion towards a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable society.In order to implement these aims, industriAll Europe has identified the following five strategic options:1. Industry and public authorities should substantially increase investment in Research & Development2. Regulation in the Internal Market must be predictable, consistent and ambitious, to remove barriers to innovation, and to foster a differentiation of products and processes through quality3. The value added must be distributed along the supply chain, and wealth distributed within society4. Innovation systems must foster cooperation, democracy and workers' participation, and produce systemic, socio-technical innovations5. Education and training must provide all workers with the resources and skills to engage efficiently and confidently in innovation and change.