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1 A new start for the Lisbon Strategy Knowledge and innovation for growth

2 “Knowledge drives productivity growth” Knowledge is a critical factor with which Europe can ensure competitiveness in a global world where others compete with: cheap labour primary resources Knowledge is what is known. There is no single definition of knowledge on which scholars agree, but rather numerous theories and continued debate about the nature of knowledge. Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, learning, communication, association, and reasoning.

3 1. Increase and improve investment in Research and Development Increase and improve investment in Research and Development 2. Facilitate innovation, the uptake of ICT and the sustainable use of resources Facilitate innovation, the uptake of ICT and the sustainable use of resources 3. Contribute to a strong European industrial base Contribute to a strong European industrial base

4 - To close the EU’s R&D investment gap → 80% of the gap is due to under- investment in research and development from the private sector → The EU is currently spending only 2% of GDP - To achieve faster progress towards the EU target of 3% of GDP for R&D expenditure EU target of 3% of GDP → It requires increased and more effective public expenditure, more favourable framework conditions and powerful incentives for companies to engage in innovation and R&D, as well as more numerous well trained and motivated researchers. In order to increase and improve investment in Research and Development is necessary:

5 MEETING THE 3% R&D TARGET One of the Member’s State tasks is to enforce the procedures to get to the 3% - Member states should explain the steps which will bring the target in reach; - Member States should take full advantage of the possibilities that the new State aid framework. Co-ordinated European approach to improve the tax environment for R&D - It is important factor to encourage business to spend more on investment research and development in other countries.

6 MEETING THE 3% R&D TARGET EU level: 7th research framework programme - - It will aim strongly boost our industries’ competitiveness in key technology areas by pooling and strengthening efforts across the EU and by leveraging private sector investment. → → European Research Council (independent world-class scientists, selecting research projects and programmes on the basis of scientific excellence). European Research Council

7 REVISION OF THE STATE AIDS FRAMEWORK FOR R&D AND INNOVATION → → facilitating access to finance and risk capital → → public financing of R&D and innovation - - It is necessary to make it easier to provide financial support for research and innovation, particularly for young and innovative companies - - It is necessary to give public supports

8 Commission: → → ideas on how to increase their potential and quality in research, science in order to be more attractive and build better links with industry → → guidelines to improve their research collaboration and technologytransfer with industry → → address the question of how to enable European universities to compete internationally Universities have a crucial role in creating and spreading knowledge: EU investment should play its part : - To invest more in structures for research and innovation → more regions could participate in research activities promoted by EU

9 INNOVATION POLES → Member’s States should exploit the opportunities offered by EU regional and social funds to support regional innovation strategies. → It is very important to utilize centres of excellence. The project will be facilitated by strengthened links between the regional funds the research framework programme the new Competitiveness and Innovation Programme → “European Institute of Technology” to act as a pole of attraction for the very best minds, ideas and companies from around the WorldEuropean Institute of Technology At a regional and local level, we need a greater focus on establishing innovation poles, bringing together high technology small and medium sized enterprises, universities and the necessary business and financial support

10 The innovation is affected by: competition tax policy the speed with which new technologies are taken up Investment in new technologies is crucial to push up productivity → → technologies, information and comunication = economical foundation BUT: … in the EU the investments in ICTs are inadeguate and posthumous

11 i2010i2010: European Information Society → → initiative that will stimulate the take up of ICTs - - clear, stable and competitive contest for eletronic comunications and digital services; - - increasement of research and innovation in ICTs; - - information society dedicated to inclusion and quality of life.

12 ECO-INNOVATION To promote ecoinnovations is fundamental for the innovation Commission: → → promotion of environmental technologies → → promotion of development of approaches and technologies Possibility of EU to make the structural changes needed for long term sustainability o o Within the EU o o In worldwide markets → → There is significant potential for economic, environmental and employment synergies from environmental technologies and energy efficiency → → increasing of research and technology dissemination efforts - private12ance thanks European Investment BankEuropean Investment Bank

13 A strong industrial base can keep us at the cutting edge of science and technology. An integrated and anticipative approach that is based on market driven development of industrial sectors is necessary → → Galileo programme and aeronautics stand as examples of where publicprivate partnerships have delivered.

14 EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES Industrial competitiveness: supported by setting up masjor European technology initiatives   Mobilising fundind from UE, Member States and industry AIM: - - To tackle market failures - - To advance concrete product or service developments → → additional EU funding Management: through public private partnerships. Galileo programmeGalileo programme: to create an important market and numerous jobs

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