31 Jan 2007   |   28 pages   |  

Innovation: The Demand Side

A fundamental shift in European innovation policy is under discussion in Brussels – a shift that could improve the climate for technology businesses and enhance the continent’s economic performance.

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On 8 December 2006 in Paris, the Science|Business news service organised a unique debate among a dozen leaders in European industry, policy and academia. The Roundtable discussion, hosted by Microsoft, focused on an important new trend in Europe Demand-side innovation policy, to foster the growth of high-tech markets and thereby create more jobs and prosperity. This report explores the trend, and draws upon the views of the Roundtable participants.