Industry innovation and the role of research infrastructures
How could CERIC help hundreds of firms to easy access to solutions on materials development, processing and use?
Europe’s industry is currently in a leading position in many sectors in global markets and it provides jobs for 32 million people, with 1.5 million of these jobs created since 2013.1 But according to European Commission’s priorities, a modernization is required in order to maintain and increase its competitiveness and to stimulate job creation.1 Due also to globalization and new market conditions the industry landscape is continuously changing, and cost-cutting policies are not enough anymore to be competitive. The Commission underlines the importance of a high performing industry: among the key factors to maintain its leading role worldwide there is the industry capability to adapt to changes and the ability to innovate through the adoption of new technologies. Innovation creates new businesses and is the fundamental source of growth in business and industry.
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