A renewed Europe: Innovation in technology industries

Europe’s tech industry made their intentions clear during the Industry Days conference in Brussels. [Shutterstock]

In the context of the EU’s Industry Days on 5-6 February, EURACTIV talks to industry leaders, high-ranking political officials and representatives from civil society about the future challenges of the bloc’s industrial sector.

Following President Juncker’s 2017 pledge to transform the EU’s industries and become “world leaders in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation,” we examine how innovation and technology could help transform the industry, how the EU can take long-term global leadership in the field, and how the bloc will be able to set global standards to address the societal challenges of our time.

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  • A future vision for EU industry

    News | Technology 04-02-2019

    As part of his 2017 State of the Union address, European Commission President Juncker stood before the European Parliament and introduced a new Industrial Policy Strategy. His aim, he said, was to help the EU's industries become "world leaders in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation." 

  • Katainen: Innovation needed to address climate issues

    Interview | Technology 05-02-2019

    During a week in which the European Commission hosts the 2019 EU Industry Days, a series of conferences that examine key industrial challenges, EURACTIV sat down with Vice-President Jyrki Katainen to find out how far the EU's industries have come since 2014.

  • EU’s future global industry leadership

    News | Technology 06-02-2019

    Addressing the Industry Days conference on Tuesday (5 February), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted the importance of ensuring that the EU stays at the forefront of developments in economy and society, if it is to lead the way in the global industrial marketplace.

  • Driving EU industry: Standing up to societal challenges

    News | Technology 07-02-2019

    In late January, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete delivered a speech as part of a Post-COP24 High Level Debate, in which he drew attention to the bloc’s 2030 climate and energy goals and the EU's role in the global fight against climate change.

  • Europe: An industrial society of the future

    News | Technology 11-02-2019

    The responsibility for pursuing long-term sustainable goals falls upon those in the wider community who can stake a claim in the climate debate. One such player is Europe’s tech industry, who made their intentions clear during last week’s Industy Day’s conference in Brussels.

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