A new phase in European innovation policy will be inaugurated next year: EU financial instruments covering the period from 2007 to 2013 have been recalibrated to promote innovationfriendly policies, societies and markets. This renewed drive to bolster the Union’s innovative performance will complement the 2005 Lisbon Partnership for Growth and Jobs which aims to achieve more and better jobs in a more dynamic, innovative and attractive Europe.
This edition’s special feature explores where this new focus on innovation in all the EU’s financial instruments will lead Europe over the next seven years and beyond. David White, director of innovation policy at the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, speaks to Euroabstracts about the future. The magazine also reviews the Commission’s proposed recipe for a fruitful innovation policy outlined in a broad-based strategy.