Finland was the second EU member state to officially launch Horizon 2020. The event took place at Finlandia Hall in the capital Helsinki and was organised by the Ministry for Employment and the Economy and EUTI (EU Research and Innovation Programmes), the co-ordinator of the Finnish National Contact Point system. Making the keynote speech, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, began by highlighting the Finland’s leading knowledge economy and the positive impact this has had on economic growth.
As FP7 draws to a close, Geoghegan-Quinn highlighted the key sectors contributing to Finland’s R&D successes and called on the country to continue investing and reap the major benefits Horizon 2020 can bring. Read more of her ideas and comment on Finnish research and innovation system HERE.
Last updated: 29.10.2013