Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] And let's bring down other barriers, too. Look at areas like micro and nano-electronics. If we want to succeed there, we need to pull down the walls between our innovation policy and our industrial policy. Bringing together public and private funds for large, strategic projects to develop this Key Enabling Technology. But also supporting pilots to help industry cross the gap between successful research and actual markets; the so-called "valley of death". Only then could we make Europe an innovation powerhouse, and create something like an "Airbus of chips".
52.1333, 5.25 - Den Dolder NETHERLANDS
Chris Kruizinga
A bit of an Utopia: there are dominant actors, dictating the toys (tools) to play with. We are destined to build upon their legacy (stuff) for decades to come. Do you have any suggestions to break through this and realize virgin-technologies?
Chris Kruizinga, 25/09/2012 20:39
47.8, 10.2833 - Dietmannsried GERMANY
Alexander Adolf
Chris sounds as if there were technology barriers for which we would need external help to cross. I worked in microelectronics engineering for almost a decade. At lab scales, there's nothing we cannot do, IMHO. For getting something production ready, that's a different story; agreed. But none of the other markets (i.e. US or China) can afford that alone either.
Alexander Adolf, 25/09/2012 21:23
52.1333, 5.25 - Den Dolder NETHERLANDS
Chris Kruizinga
I agree with you Alexander: I wasn't referring to technological barriers, but to dictates by commercial powerhouses. Your company probably needed to invest much more as a result to their independent strategy. That's not a choice many companies can permit to make.
Chris Kruizinga, 28/09/2012 12:36