EARTO Press Release on the Appointment of an EC Senior Adviser for Innovation
Brussels, 26 June 2015
EARTO, the voice of 350 Research and Technology Organisations, published yesterday an open letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressing its congratulations on the appointment of Mr Robert Madelin, Director General of DG CONNECT, as an Hors Classe Senior Adviser for Innovation under the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) as from 1 September 2015.
Innovation is key to tackling today’s societal and economic challenges to ensure jobs and growth in Europe. Europe needs new and better ways to support innovation. The role of Hors Classe Senior Adviser for Innovation is therefore an important step towards addressing Europe’s innovation challenges. Synergies between various EU sectorial policies in different DGs are also paramount to ensure the right policy mix.
RTOs are ready to participate in the dialogue for prioritizing resources as well as in the set-up and implementation of policies and strategies supporting innovation, promoting synergies of policies in different DGs and ensuring an integrated and improved evidence-based policy making.