The broad reach of expertise has allowed EPPA to become the operational platform for the independent tripartite High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management.
This initiative of the Polish Presidency of the Competitiveness Council, in December 2012, aims to provide the EU Council, Commission and Competitiveness Council with a blueprint and a roadmap how to strengthen innovation policy in the EU and the Member States and to make it more effective for economic growth and employment. Its interim report, advocating the development of an innovation ecosystem in the EU, was delivered to the Irish Presidency in May 2013, and its final report was presented to the Italian Presidency of the Competitiveness Council in 2014.
The HLG Members operate in their own name, but are drawn from the European Council, the Commission, ten Member States governments, twelve innovative companies from different sectors, and from academia. Its secretary general is prof. dr. Stefan Schepers, director of EPPA.
For more information: www.highlevelgroup.eu