Science and innovation to empower EU industrial resilience and economic security

IndTech 2024 gathered over 200 participants in Namur, Belgium from 3 to 5 June 2024 for exchanges on the importance of science and innovation in securing Europe’s position at the forefront of global manufacturing.

Over three days, the keynote speakers and panelists strongly emphasised that fostering close collaboration between industry and academia to develop resilient new technologies is a must, requiring a multidisciplinary approach. At the same time, it was highlighted that the a new narrative, marrying sustainability with competitiveness, is a must to bring back Europe in the leading position, calling for a political commitment from governments and heads of states..

Key takeaways

Some of the key takeaways included the importance of economic security and accomplishing the Green Deal goals, as well as the significance of the single European market, tackling market fragmentation. Reflecting on the discussions, participants felt well-positioned to achieve the goals of the Green Deal and strategic autonomy, with IndTech 2024 serving as a platform for sharing best practices.

The conference concluded with a reminder that knowledge valorisation makes one a better scientist.

Looking Ahead
The next edition of IndTech conference will be held in Krakow from 2 to 5 June 2025.