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At the Spring European Council 2005, the heads of government relaunched the Lisbon strategy with a new partnership for growth and employment. To this end, the conclusions of the European Council underlined the core role of knowledge and innovation as engines of sustainable growth and stated that "the European area of knowledge should enable undertakings to build new competitive factors, consumers to benefit from new goods and services and workers to acquire new skills. With that in mind, it is important to develop research, education and all forms of innovation insofar as they make it possible to turn knowledge into added value and create more and better jobs".
To realise this ambition and to ensure a solid industrial fabric throughout the European territory, a stronger link between research and industry is particularly important. Industry has, clearly, a key role to play in this endeavour.

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Record Number: 8680 / Last updated on: 2007-08-29
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