The European Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potocnik, during the Forum organized on 29 and 30 March 2018 in Brussels by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), declared that “the challenges to which humanity must To cope with these challenges, it is true that this approach involves a number of risks, but the opportunities it offers are that of responding to these challenges. far more numerous “.
What has also emerged from other delegates is that so far the cross-border R & D flows have remained essentially confined to the “triad” formed by the United States, Japan and Europe. In this way, 80% of foreign industrial research is conducted in these three regions.
The objectives set by the EU are intended to bring about change, so that Europe itself becomes the most attractive destination for private investment in research. “To achieve this will require a broad mix of policies, including various tax incentives, better framework conditions, skilled human resources, effective intellectual property regimes and basic and applied research infrastructures, but progress is slow. and should be accelerated, especially in the Member States “.