29 / 01 / 2021


EARTO President Antti Vasara appointed to EU’s expert group “Industrial Forum”

Antti Vasara, President and CEO of VTT and EARTO President, has been appointed as an expert in the European Commission (EC)’s expert group “Industrial Forum”. Building on the work carried out by the COMPET Council and the High-Level Group for Competitiveness, this newly established “Industrial Forum”, which is composed of industrial stakeholders, public authorities, civil society organisations and investors. aims to assist the EC in its systematic analysis of the ecosystems and in assessing the risks and needs of industry as it embarks on the twin, green and digital, transition and the strengthening of its resilience. More precisely, it will:

  • advise the EC on the implementation of the EU Industrial Strategy, publishing periodical reports on the implementation progress;
  • support the EC’s analysis of industrial ecosystems and to monitor their state of play;
  • provide recommendations on a “dedicated toolbox” to enhance the twin transition of relevant ecosystems, with regards to the EU Industrial Strategy.

 

Prof. Antti Vasa, with his long-lasting general management experience and expertise as a technology industry executive, will offer his services to contribute and support the missions of this expert group. “I’m happy to join the Industrial Forum and pleased that the Commission brings together forces to support the industry reform. There is a lot we can and must do to accelerate the digitalisation and green transition of industry – that can be achieved only by wide collaboration”, Mr Vasara said in a VTT news. The first online meeting of the Industrial Forum will take place on 1 February.

 

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