The NIA joined over 100 association signatories to call on the European Commission to met its objective of increasing the share of industry in European GDP to 20% by 2020.
The NIA, as one of many associations representing different aspects of manufacturing, encourages the EC to:
- Reaffirm its commitment to reaching the target of 20% of GDP from industry, with an ambitious and realistic timeline
- Adopt an action plan to tackle the challenges that industrial sectors are facing, in the framework of a Communication that would include concrete steps and milestones; and
- Commit to implement this Action Plan in a timely manner and regularly report on progress.
Within nanotechnology in particular, Europe has the opportunity to create specialist manufacturing that is competitive globally and which implements the innovation that Europe is so strong in generating.
The full document can be downloaded below and we look forward to working with Associations from all sectors to push for a proactive and genuine industry focus from the European Commission.