Webcast conference "Industrial R&D: Europe First?"
The COVID crisis has highlighted the need for a stronger European healthy industry, less dependent on other parts of the world. Technological sovereignty and Europe's ability to respond to pandemics resonates with the growing importance of corporate R&D – and more flexible competition rules - to deliver the EU's green and digital ambitions, as outlined in the new EU industrial strategy. What technologies and products should Europe invest in today to come out of the crisis stronger and better anticipate the future? How to get more Airbus-like consortia and large public-private partnerships – such as the multi-billion-euro Battery Alliance? How would the future pandemics partnership look like?
Still, Europe cannot set on its own a global framework for data governance, standards to green the planet, solutions to fight world-wide pandemics. How to keep science borders open and prioritise technology reliability and sovereignty at the same time?
On September 8th (13:30 to 18:00 CET), Science|Business will host a series of online high-level public dialogues and thematic chat rooms to gather recommendations that will be addressed – live - to national ministers and EU policy makers.