EU needs to work on sustainable innovation

by Silvana Calcagno - 2014.03.03
EU needs to work on sustainable innovation
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There is still a long way to go to create a systematic network that guarantees the development of sustainable innovation in Europe, according to a study Outriders for European Competitiveness, carried out by a group of experts on behalf of the European Commission. The parliament in Brussels launched the European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) in 2012. These platforms coordinate networks of stakeholders and companies engaged with the development of a sustainable economy and the welfare state. Despite the importance of EIPs in increasing productivity and growth in Europe, the study reveals a certain inconsistency in the first results obtained by the partnerships. The main requirement is to develop more precise and coordinated strategies, which use coherent and defined tools and methods, changing the approach and refining the target audience.

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