What policies are needed to stimulate innovation and technological development of SMEs in Europe?

Call to Europe III, Conference Paper on innovation and growth in Europe

John Evans

Given the dire employment situation in much of Europe there is an urgent need for a comprehensive recovery plan and push for economic and technological innovation to create jobs, manage structural change and reduce the social damage stemming from the current crisis in Europe is undeniable and cannot wait. Given their employment potential Small- and Medium Sized Enterprises have to be an important part of the solution for finding long-term sustainable and job-rich growth