Dr Jose Manuel Silva Rodriguez, Director General, DG Research, European Commission
11 Jul 2008
Auditorium (Level 3), Executive Centre, NTU@One-North Campus 11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road) S 138664
10.00am – 11.30am
Knowledge and innovation lie at the heart of the EU’s Lisbon strategy to become the most dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world. In this public lecture entitled “Innovation and Knowledge-based Economy: The Research Strategy of the European Union”, Dr Silva Rodriguez will explain the current focus of EU research, the priority areas and initiatives and elaborate on some of the success stories of Europe’s cutting edge research and their impact on society and economy. He will also share with the audience Europe’s experience and achievements in promoting innovation and research designed to serve the needs of European society and industry.