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Technology industries’ vision for 2030 well reflected in ‘Industry 2030’ High-Level Roundtable report

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27 Jun 2019

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The ‘Industry 2030’ High-Level Industrial Roundtable (HLIR) has just published its report ‘A Vision for the European Industry Until 2030’: a set of recommendations for the future of industry in Europe that aim to boost the development of the digital economy, stimulate innovation and technology uptake, and ensure that Europe’s industry becomes climate neutral, circular and resource efficient. Orgalim – Europe’s Technology Industries – welcomes this publication, which comes at a critical time in light of new European leadership, a rapidly evolving global landscape and the growing urgency of the sustainability agenda.

Established by the European Commission in late 2017, the HLIR has brought together industry and societal leaders at the highest level to co-shape the agenda for the future of European industrial policy – an unprecedented step by the EU, and one which Orgalim had been calling for for some time. As one of the Roundtable’s 20 members, Orgalim President Tomas Hedenborg was closely involved in the report’s drafting, bringing to the table the viewpoint of Europe’s technology industries. “The final report paints an optimistic picture of industry in the EU of 2030 – and to a great extent, it reflects our own vision in the technology sectors of how policy, industry and society can and should work together to shape a future that’s good for Europe,” remarked Mr Hedenborg.

With a long track record of advocating for a holistic industrial strategy, Orgalim particularly welcomes the integrated approach to industrial policy put forward in the report, centring on three priority areas: managing a fast and inclusive transformation, championing global competitiveness, and addressing social inclusiveness and values. These pillars echo the strategic imperatives put forward in Orgalim’s long-term political agenda ‘2030: an industry vision for a renewed Europe’. As Mr Hedenborg underlines: “We agree it will be vital for the EU to embrace innovation-led transformation, enable European industry’s long-term global leadership, and transform societal challenges into drivers of prosperity.”

With the EU now expected to put in place a new, ambitious industrial policy in the near future, Orgalim is calling for this work to reflect the report’s recommendations. “It will be vital that EU policymakers pay close consideration to the conclusions of the HLIR and act quickly to turn them into concrete policy action,” concludes Mr Hedenborg. “These next steps will shape the future of our industries – and, indeed, of Europe as a whole – for years to come.”

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Notes for Editors:

Orgalim’s ‘2030: an industry vision for a renewed Europe’ is available online here: https://www.orgalim.eu/reports/2030-industry-vision-renewed-europe

About Orgalim

Orgalim represents Europe’s technology industries: companies that innovate at the crossroads of digital and physical technology. Our industries develop and manufacture the products, systems and services that enable a prosperous and sustainable future. Ranging from large globally active corporations to regionally anchored small and medium-sized enterprises, the companies we represent directly employ 11 million people across Europe and generate an annual turnover of around €2,000 billion.

Orgalim is registered under the European Union Transparency Register – ID number: 20210641335-88.

For more information, visit http://www.orgalim.eu/ or follow us on Twitter: @Orgalim_EU and LinkedIn: Orgalim

Orgalim Press Contact:

Eugenia Forcat, Director of Communications

Tel: +32 478 403032

eugenia.forcat@orgalim.eu 

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