Technology and innovation: shaping Europe’s competitiveness

The event 'Technology and innovation: shaping Europe’s competitiveness' by the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup’s took place on 25 June. You can read about the discussions and access the recording below. Feel free to pass them along to colleagues who may be interested.


Horizon Europe (HE) will approach the twin transitions towards a green and digital recovery in an ambitious manner and will commit sizeable financial efforts to support them. The HE strategic plan defines the strategic orientations for Europe’s research and innovation investments over the period 2021-2024 and acts as a compass to stay on course with Europe’s political priorities.

Join us to discuss how the various HE programmes and other initiatives can boost key technologies and solutions underpinning EU policies and sustainable development goals. We will also debate how the implementation of the updated Industrial Strategy will need to link to these programmes, to boost innovation and enable Europe to further strengthen its position as a global technology leader. We will hear the perspective from industry on what else could be done to foster innovation in Europe, focusing also specifically on the role of advanced manufacturing for Europe’s competitiveness and its link to these innovation programmes.




 - Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP), Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup

 - Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

 - Rada Rodriguez, President of Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries; CEO, Signify GmbH


Moderated by Oliver Blank, Director European + China Affairs, ZVEI – the German Electro-Industry

 - Thomas Bitter, Senior Vice President Technology, Volvo CE

 - Maria da Graça Carvalho, EPP 

 - Peter Dröll, Director for Prosperity DG RTD, European Commission

 - Ulla Engelmann, Acting Director Networks & Governance, DG GROW, European Commission

 - Rada Rodriguez, President, Orgalim, Europe's Technology Industries; CEO, Signify GmbH


Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP), Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup


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This event is organised by the European Parliament Intergroup ‘Sustainable, long-term investments & competitive European industry’, established by MEPs from across the political spectrum seeking to promote dialogue on the future of industry and investment in Europe. Orgalim is running the work of the Intergroup Secretariat, together with other stakeholders. Read more about the Intergroup here.