Mariya Gabriel launched the European Sounding Board on Innovation
Munich, 23 November 2022
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, Education, Culture and Youth, and acatech‘s Presidents Jan Woerner and Reinhard Ploss launched the European Sounding Board on Innovation at today’s acatech Portfolio Conference in Munich.
Europe has to ensure its strategic resiliency to safeguard and guarantee the welfare of its citizens. Its general ability to innovate is crucial here but also its ability to successfully bring and keep innovations such as new products, processes, services and business models in the market. The European Innovation Agenda of the European Commission with its flagships and actions is an important milestone here. Commissioner Mariya Gabriel clearly expressed and reinforced the significance of innovation in her keynote speech.
The European Innovation Agenda is designed to position Europe as a leading player on the global innovation scene. The new European Sounding Board on Innovation will support our endeavours to ensure Europe becomes the place where the best talents work hand in hand with the best companies and where deep tech innovation thrives and creates breakthrough innovative solutions across the continent. To inspire the world!
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, Education, Culture and Youth
Taking this into consideration, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and acatech launched the European Sounding Board on Innovation to ensure active involvement of relevant stakeholders from science and industry.
The European Sounding Board on Innovation will give general and regular feedback from movers and shakers in academia and industry, regarding spur-of-the-moment and pressing issues. It is part of acatech’s DNA to support the solution of societal challenges ahead of us with our strength, experience and knowledge at European level.
acatech President Jan Woerner
The European Sounding Board on Innovation is an advisory vehicle stimulating further-development of strategic aspects of the European Innovation Agenda and discussions of emerging dossiers with high-level representatives from European academia and industry. It is a transparent and impartial platform for an evidence-based, open and confident exchange amongst stakeholders from European industry, academia and the political sector. The Sounding Board comprises several configuration levels, such as high-level Roundtables and regular operational meetings. The first Roundtable is scheduled for April 2023.