Focus AreasCompetitiveness & Innovation

European companies and their employees are under increasing pressure from international competition. To maintain our position in the world, Europe needs to keep pace with global developments, being smarter and more sustainable. The Competitiveness & Innovation Working Group focuses on topics such as innovation, R&D, industrial policy, better regulation and the overall competitiveness of the European economy.

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Competitiveness & Innovation


The ERT "Competitiveness & Innovation" Working Group:

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Chair

Martin Brudermüller

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors / BASF

Convenor

Steffen Goetz

BASF

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Contact

Philippe Adriaenssens

+32 (0)2 543 10 53

philippe.adriaenssens@ert.eu

All Focus Areas

Strengthening Europe’s Place in the World

The European Union has benefited its citizens economically and socially, regardless of the current challenges.

Competitiveness & Innovation

European companies and their employees are under increasing pressure from international competition.

Jobs, Skills & Impact

Europe’s greatest asset is its people and their diversity. We focus on bridging the skills gap and building an inclusive company culture.

Digital Transformation

The digital transformation of industry is a critical factor for Europe’s competitiveness, growth and jobs.

Energy Transition & Climate Change

The EU has taken a global lead in climate action - climate neutrality and global competitiveness must be mutually reinforcing.

Trade & Market Access

Free trade is one of the founding principles of the EU, and we need to take a stand to protect and preserve it.

Competition Policy

Unfair trading practices as well as the increasing dominance of global companies originating in the East and West are threatening Europe’s economy.

Finance & Tax

Europe must become a more attractive destination for doing business and making investments.