Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Those pilot lines are important. In a sector like electronics, public support creates a critical mass that can close the gap between production and markets. And public authorities are taking this seriously: at all levels, EU, national and regional. They have high expectations. For what innovations can happen. For how that will build growth and create jobs. Now your responsibility is clear: I am sure you can meet those expectations. But even so, this is just an intermediate step. I want to see our best technologies make it to the market. And that's why we have a whole new concept - Important Projects of Common European Interest.A new way to make it easier to target public funding at highly innovative projects. Projects that can generate spill-overs and support the whole economy.