This report is the result of the Group's first three official working sessions: September 2012 (Warsaw), December 2012 (Brussels) and April 2013 (Warsaw).
In order to create added value for society and increase competitiveness and employment, Europe needs to work towards an innovation ecosystem which would make it possible to unleash dynamic interaction and feedback between hitherto insufficiently coherent actions of the EU and national governments, large and small companies, universities and centres of learning across borders and across economic sectors.
According to the HLG, effective innovation in Europe requires a set of 7 key activities:
- Optimize the embryonic European innovation ecosystem
- Improve policy coherence
- Reduce regulatory complexity and rigidity
- Eliminate obstacles and provide new funding to innovation
- Facilitate industrial cooperation and re-interpretation of competition law
- Take an encompassing and inclusive view of intellectual property
- Increase the innovation potential through user and consumer drive