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EDITORIAL

Laurent Ulmann, Editor-in-chief, The European Files

Prospects and challenges: the framework for the development of science and innovation in
Europe
Science and innovation, an essential factor for competitiveness and growth in Europe

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Horizon 2020 and the challenges of globalisation

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José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

Promoting a Competitive Environment for Science in Europe

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Laurent Wauquiez, French Minister for Higher Education and Research

The vital synergy between science and industry



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Annette Schavan, German Federal Minister of Education and Research

Stimulating Europe’s competitiveness by means of research

Morten Østergaard, Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education

STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment): Scientific advice for evidence-based
European policy-making

Paul Rübig, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament
Member ITRE, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, 1st Vice-Chairman of STOA

The importance of a framework for action in European research in order to meet the challenges of the future
Vittorio PRODI, MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament,
Member ITRE, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

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Innovation in care: a sound investment for the future

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Solutions exist for meeting the need to boost R&D in Europe!

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Professeur Sir Brian Heap, President, European Academies Science Advisory Council, Halle, Germany
Dr Robin Fears, EASAC Biosciences Secretary
Paul Timmers, Director, Directorate ICT for Societal Challenges, DG INFSO, European Commission
François Le Jeune, Director France of F.Iniciativas

The need for European cooperation in the strategic fields of innovation

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Fulvio Conti, CEO Enel

Innovation in the electrical grid sector: super grid and smart grid



Which research and which innovation for which energy mix in France?

Philippe BOUCLY, General Director of GRTgaz

The need for European cooperation in the strategic fields of innovation

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The role of universities in the promotion of science and innovation

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The new directions with regard to Innovation in the Horizon 2020 regulations

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Martin H. Gerzabek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
Teresa Riera MADURELL, MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament
Rapporteur responsible for establishing Horizon 2020

The Danube Strategy, an example of transnational scientific cooperation in Europe

Markus Ferber, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament

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Innovative sectors in Europe
Scientific back-up for security and growth in Europe 28
Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator

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Innovation: contributing to the construction of a sustainable and dynamic European economy

The importance of substantial investment in science and innovation

Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre



Jean-Pierre Audy, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament
Member of the ITRE Committee, Industry, Research and Energy

Public Procurement driving growth and efficiency

William Kennard, United States Ambassador to the European Union



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The importance of increased USA-EU transatlantic cooperation

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Anne GLOVER, Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission



Innovation and investment: keys for the essential development of energy transmission networks

Mission growth & jobs: propelling demand for innovations in Europe



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Bernard BIGOT, Chairman of the CEA (French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission)

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We need a society embracing technological progress!

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The search for alternative sources of energy

Bernard Salha, Director of Research and Development, EDF Group

The need for greater investment in science and innovation in Europe



Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director General , DG Information Society and Media, European Commission

Innovating in order to face the new energy challenges
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Amalia Sartori, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats), European Parliament
Chair of the ITRE Committee, Industry, Research and Energy

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André MERLIN, President of CIGRE and CEO of MEDGRID

A structured approach to maximising the potential of emerging technologies across the EU
Sir John BEDDINGTON, Professor and Chief scientific Adviser to the UK Government Office for Science

The benefits of scientific networks in Europe: the example of EASAC and nanotechnologies

Daniel CALLEJA CRESPO, Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission



Malcolm Harbour, MEP, Conservative Member of the European Parliament, representing the West Midlands Region of the UK
Chairman of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, which includes Public Procurement rules within the remit

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A melting pot of knowledge - Siemens and the European Commission join forces in research to increase
competitiveness

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A revolution is underway: the sustainable approach of construction

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Connecting cars, saving lives: the automotive industry challenge



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Israel’s Scientific Challenges and Innovation in the Water Field



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SIEMENS

Gaëtan DESRUELLES, Executive Vice-President, R&D, Innovation and Sustainable Construction, BOUYGUES Construction
Steve WAINWRIGHT, Vice-president sales & marketing, General manager Freescale EMEA
Shaul Zemach, Director General of Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

CEITEC: Central European Institute of Technology - Centre for Research and Material Sciences
Tomas HRUDA, Executive Director CEITEC

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