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Unity in diversity- A Long-term vision for Europe
There is enormous potential for Europe to transform its economy through innovation-driven economic growth
: the proximity of its value chains across different sectors, the possibility to easily work on cross-border projects, the eco-system of large and small enterprises and its mature markets give it a strong head-start to deliver the technologies for tomorrow. However, to exploit these benefits Europe must be more united in its approach to innovation. Currently, the fragmentation of policy across European countries and the cacophony of voices legislating in this area are slowing and hampering the innovation process.
No European country can successfully compete on the global innovation market on its own. In the spirit of the EU motto “Unity in diversity”
, EU Members States and institutions must develop a common and complementary approach to build the necessary critical mass to fully exploit our potential for innovation: the European whole is much greater than the sum of its different national parts