Investing in Europe's Future: Innovation, R&D and Talents

November 12, 2020

As Europe strives to boost its global competitiveness and fight the economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, innovation will be key. This edition of the Tech Policy Talks series, a cooperation between Forum Europe and Qualcomm, will analyse the innovation policy challenges and opportunities: How can the EU and member states develop a more coherent approach to innovation, and how can we foster strong public-private partnerships? Will the development of a European Innovation Area create a more distinct European approach to innovation? What are the main tools available to tackle regional innovation disparities, whether because of human or economic capital flows? How can infrastructure improvements, such as wireless connectivity and 5G networks, ensure a true European Innovation Area that serves the startups and innovators, and the attractiveness of Europe as an innovation destination?

Outline Agenda

Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy – Building a consensus?
2021-01-26
16:00
Welcome
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Moderator: Brian Maguire
Journalist, EURACTIV
16:01 - 16:10
Keynote Speech
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Philippe Léglise-Costa
French Ambassador to the EU
16:10 - 16:20
Brian Maguire and Philippe Léglise-Costa, French Ambassador to the EU, in conversation
16:20 - 17:10
Discussion
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Moderator: Brian Maguire
Journalist, EURACTIV
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Stéphanie Yon-Courtin
Member, European Parliament
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Alex Rogers
Executive Vice President and President Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm
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Thibaut Kleiner
Director for Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CONNECT, European Commission
17:10 - 17:30
Audience Q&A
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Session moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

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

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

Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

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

Cristian-Silviu Busoi, Member and Chair of the ITRE Commitee, European Parliament

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member, European Parliament

Luísa Henriques, Coordinator for Research and Space, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union

Donald J.Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm

Bruno Liebhaberg, Director General, CERRE

Speakers Included

Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

European Commission

Cristian-Silviu Busoi

Member and Chair of ITRE Committee

European Parliament

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri

Member

European Parliament

Luísa Henriques

Coordinator for Research and Space

Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU

Donald J.Rosenberg

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 Qualcomm

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General

CERRE

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Participant Comments

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables innovation, data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

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Thanks for the invitation and for this very well organised tech policy talk!

Claire-Marie Healy, Project Manager, CERRE Think Tank

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.”

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about #AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables #innovation, #data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.”

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

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Event Partners

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Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

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