Industry in Europe: Facts & Figures on Competitiveness and Innovation 2017

Industry in Europe: Facts & Figures on Competitiveness and Innovation 2017

Source / author: 
European Commission
Publication date: 
28 February 2017
Publication type: 
Report
Country: 
EU

Industry matters – one in five jobs is in industry. New technologies bring rapid changes and are breaking down the barriers between supply chains, customers and business. Europe must continually innovate to remain competitive in a global market place. The EU must cultivate its talent base, just as it must defend its role as a global standard and rule setter. This publication provides an overview of the European Union’s wide-ranging activities that will boost industrial competitiveness for the benefit of all Europeans. The initiatives focus on building an economy that is circular, sustainable, inclusive – and ready for the future. Stakeholders are invited to use this publication as a point of reference to identify initiatives of use and interest to them, and to identify gaps that need to be addressed to shape the way ahead,