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To achieve sustainable global competitiveness, the EU has no choice but to become a vibrant knowledge economy. Innovation and research policies are central to this, as together they cover the full spectrum of issues affecting the genesis of new knowledge and ideas, their use and commercial exploitation.
World-wide competition to attract research and innovation investment is growing. Moreover, the scale of competition is such that no Member State can succeed in isolation. Coordination between the national, regional and European levels is needed and European action should support and complement the efforts of national authorities and the private sector.
Member States have to reform and strengthen their public research and innovation systems, facilitate public-private partnerships, ensure a favourable regulatory environment, help to develop supportive financial markets and create attractive education, training and career conditions to achieve this goal.
This Communication outlines ambitious actions, reaching beyond the 3% Action Plan and innovation policy to date, along four main axes:
1. Putting research and innovation at the heart of EU policies
2. Putting research and innovation at the heart of EU funding
3. Putting research and innovation at the heart of business
4. Improving research and innovation policies

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21623 EN (2005), 24 pp. free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-21623-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-9417-4
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