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Knowledge for Innovation Forum

2011-09-06

Maria da Graça Carvalho was guest speaker at the Knowledge4Innovation Forum Dinner Debate Where do Efficiency, Environment, Competitiveness and Innovation Meet? Chemistry - A Driver of Opportunities, which took place today in the European Parliament.

During her intervention, Ms Carvalho spoke about her experience as a scientist working in the domain of European politics means and her contribution in the simplification and improving access to EU funds; the building up of critical mass and a culture of excellence at EU level  along side defining the concrete architectural means to achieving broadly define societal goals and making a determined effort to secure more funding for research at EU level.

This dinner debate was organized in cooperation with the Knowledge4Innovation member, The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC). The list of guest speakers included Mr. Rudolf Strohmeier, Deputy Director General, DG Research and Innovation, Mr. Mattia Pellegrini, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Tajani and the respective representatives from the stakeholder community.