Three key suggestions concluded from this roundtable are:
Re-inventing the EU innovation model: The current European innovation strategy design tends to be based on a stable evolutionary model. This approach needs to be changed. The idea of supporting the creation of high-growth companies in Europe is highlighted as an important element. It is also suggested to re-prioritise policy objectives, to avoid trying to achieve everything at the sametime. Too many equivalent priorities lead to no priorities.
Developing skills for future leaders: There is a call to develop humanistic managers who are not only expert in management techniques, but also have the capacity to understand and deal with cross-disciplinary and inter-cultural issues.
Entrepreneurship: The possibility to exploit knowledge and capital from all entrepreneurs needs to be further addressed. Entrepreneurial mid-sets are required in all types of organisations, small and large, pubic and private.
Martine Plompen, Associate Director, Research & Surveys Unit, EFMD Jocelyne Wang, Manager, EU Affairs Unit, EFMD