Encouraging innovation and technical talent – my European swansong

Read the full article on Lib Dem Voice, here: https://www.libdemvoice.org/my-european-swan-song-encouraging-innovation-and-technological-talent-64801.html Today, my work in Europe is nearly complete. The European Parliament committee gave its final vote in favour of an “opinion” for which I was responsible before the UK’s MEPs’ untimely exit from Brussels. I was working with advisers assessing amendments from all parties until … Continue reading Encouraging innovation and technical talent – my European swansong

MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Hello. Welcome back to MEPLife. Thank you for reading. I am sure you will understand if I come back to the election, the result and Brexit in a future message. This blog is about the work that has been going on behind the scenes. One of the huge differences about the European Parliament and Westminster … Continue reading MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Thank you. So I speak here as the rapporteur on the opinion on the CULT committee, so I come at it from the education angle. But, you know, given my interest in science and technology and industry and so on, I also have ITRE ambitions in mind. So I have a few points. My first … Continue reading Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to ask questions of the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as part of my role as the rapporteur for CULT on the Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA). Put simply I am reviewing the impacts of the new proposals for EIT to continue in a wider capacity and am … Continue reading CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019