Business Europe supports increase of EU budget for R&I
On 23 November 2017, Business Europe presented a statement of 28 industry leaders showing their full support to scale up ambition for FP9. “We stand behind a strong and far reaching FP9 and look forward to a constructive and fruitful debate with the EU policy-makers”, the statement says.
Business Europe Director-General Markus J. Beyrer commented, “Today’s statement is a strong signal that EU research and innovation funding programmes are decisive in financing projects with clear EU-added value. At the same time, it shows that commitment from companies is indispensable to make these programmes a success. The ongoing discussion on the next EU budget and structure of the FP9 is a window of opportunity to scale up the budget for research and innovation, to strengthen the collaborative approach and to overcome the innovation deficit in Europe.”
Business Europe is a European organisation representing national business federations.