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Putting innovation at the heart of the Energy Union

May 26, 2016

As the European Commission elaborates its Energy Union strategy, and as national and local governments plan their contribution to the union’s aims of energy security, decarbonisation and cost-efficiency, they need to create an environment that nurtures innovation in policy, technology and business models, write Pascal Lamy and Philip Lowe.

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Putting innovation to work: global challenges and Industry 4.0

March 20, 2016

Martin Porter outlines how industrial innovation aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing issues, including climate change, is already happening in Europe but needs to be scaled up and accelerated. He then presents principles for an ambitious European industrial strategy designed to support these innovations.

i24c statement on the Paris Climate Agreement

December 12, 2015

The COP21 Paris Agreement sends a clear signal that the transition to a decarbonised global economy is inevitable and now accelerating across the globe. If the EU wants to ensure it competes successfully in the new global economy, it urgently needs to comit to an ambitious European industrial innovation strategy.

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The i24c platform sponsors the 7th European Innovation Summit

December 10, 2015

i24c organised a breakfast debate in the European Parliament on the topic of “Does the EU Need an Industrial Policy Focused on Innovation?” This debate provided an opportunity for speakers to reiterate the need for the EU to adopt an industrial strategy focused on innovation to reconcile decarbonisation and industrial success

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i24c outlines a vision for modern sustainable industrial policies at the 2015 GES

October 15, 2015

Transformative innovation in the construction value chain can be leveraged to deliver on both climate benefits after COP21 and economic gains. To deliver on this potential, policy has a key role to play especially to enable the emergence of challenge-driven innovation ecosystems involving all actors of the value chain.

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Innovation, decarbonisation, and Europe’s economic transformation

September 15, 2015

Transformative innovation in the construction value chain can be leveraged to deliver on both climate benefits after COP21 and economic gains. To deliver on this potential, policy has a key role to play especially to enable the emergence of challenge-driven innovation ecosystems involving all actors of the value chain.

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Re-Imagining Europe's Industrial Policy

June 23, 2015

Transformative innovation in the construction value chain can be leveraged to deliver on both climate benefits after COP21 and economic gains. To deliver on this potential, policy has a key role to play especially to enable the emergence of challenge-driven innovation ecosystems involving all actors of the value chain.

New European platform “i24c” launched to develop forward-looking industrial policy for Europe

June 23, 2015

i24c brings together economic policy-makers, new and established industrial entrepreneurs, cities and academic institutions with the aim of creating a new European industrial compact. Together, they seek to create a new vision for European industry as well as the evidence-base to achieve the transition to the new world economy.

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Pan European Networks: Science & Technology interviews Martin Porter, Executive Director of i24c

June 15, 2015

Martin Porter, Executive Director of the i24c initiative, was interviewed by the Pan European Networks: Science & Technology magazine to discuss the objectives of i24c and its novel approach to industrial innovation.

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Scaling up innovation in the Energy Union to meet new climate, competitiveness and societal goals

May 26, 2016

This i24c report has been developed with the aim of providing evidence-based analysis to inform the debate on what an integrated, forward-looking Energy Union Research, Innovation and Competitiveness strategy (EURICS) should seek to achieve and prioritise.

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Scaling up innovation in the construction value chain

January 28, 2016

Transformative innovation in the construction value chain can be leveraged to deliver on both climate benefits after COP21 and economic gains. To deliver on this potential, policy has a key role to play especially to enable the emergence of challenge-driven innovation ecosystems involving all actors of the value chain.

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Driving Transformational Change in the Construction Value Chain

January 28, 2016

In this report commissionned by i24c, BPIE explores opportunities to strengthen Europe’s industrial leadership in the construction value chain, in order to deliver a fast and deep decarbonisation together with economic and competitive advantages, particularly through innovation

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GES: A Modern Industrial Strategy Prioritising Innovation, Ecosystems And Dialogue

October 14, 2015

As an official sponsor and participant to the 2015 edition of the Global Economic Symposium, i24c developed a solution proposal for the challenge of spurring innovation and industrial competitiveness in European industry in the coming low-carbon race.