With the discussions on the design of the next framework programme underway, we find ourselves at a critical stage for research and innovation in Europe. Recently, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker launched his White Paper on the future of Europe. Therein he illustrated five scenarios for the future, and in each he noted the integral role of research and innovation. However, these are not without their challenges. Notably, how to create an ecosystem in Europe that is research and innovation-friendly, and how to successfully bring our innovative ideas to market.
In this lecture, European Commissioner for Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas, will offer his perspective on the future of research and innovation in Europe. Two and a half years into his mandate, Carlos Moedas manages one of the most important global funds for science and innovation, Horizon 2020. He has interacted with hundreds of research, education and innovation projects, and has launched a number of initiatives to improve the funding of science and innovation.
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS PRSE MRIA, President, the RSE
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation