Bureaucracy is the biggest stumbling block on the way to a successful Innovation Union

David Harmon
David Harmon

In order to overcome the financial crisis, creativity in generating new growth and jobs will be key. The European Commission therefore launched the Innovation Union as one of the seven flagship initiatives in the framework of the EU Agenda 2020 three years ago. David Harmon, Member of the Cabinet of Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Ben Dankbaar, Professor of Business Administration at Radboud University in Nijmegen and Gerhard Huemer, Director Research and Innovation at European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) discussed the progress of this initiative with Richard Tuffs, Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN).

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