Flexiant and Europe 2020

In our last blog we looked at what Horizon 2020 will mean for ICT and Flexiant.  Today, we focus on the Europe 2020 agenda and how it supports research and innovation in EU organizations.  These initiatives are not part of the H2020 work programme but contain essential knowledge of EU strategy and goals essential for mapping to H2020. Europe 2020 is the EU growth for the next 10 years and contains 5 objectives on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy. There are several initiatives identified to try and meet these objectives, the most relevant for Flexiant and ICT involvement in H2020 being:

Europe 2020

1. Industrial Policy

An industrial policy for the whole of Europe is a hard thing to get right, but Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission puts it pretty succinctly when he states:
“Europe needs industry and industry needs Europe. We must tap into the full potential of the Single Market, its 500 million consumers and its 20 million entrepreneurs.”

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