Innovation policy encompasses a wide spectrum of issues that affect a company’s operating environment and its opportunity to innovate. Increasing Europe’s innovation capacity will help to create new markets, reinvent old ones and strengthen the ability of firms to face up to the challenges of globalisation. How to achieve this is one of the central themes of Finland’s six-month EU presidency. At their informal meeting in July, government ministers in charge of competitiveness policy set out a roadmap that will guide work in the months ahead.
Demand as a driver of innovation - towards a more effective European Innovation Policy
Discussion note to the informal meeting of the competitiveness ministers Jyvskyl, Finland, July 10-11, 2006