Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Awards Public Service Innovation Prize

17/03/2014

The European Centre for Government Transformation hosted a fringe session on Driving Public Sector Innovation at the Innovation Convention, the European Commission’s flagship summit, which brought together more than 3000 participants for two days of intense dialogue on innovation and the challenges ahead. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European commissioner for research, innovation and science, joined the session and used the occasion to highlight the importance of public sector innovation in Horizon 2020 in a keynote speech. She also announced the winner of a year-long case-study competition on public-sector innovation, conducted by College of Europe students, Voltaire promotion. Michele Chang, professor at the political and administrative studies department of the College of Europe; Peter Dröll, acting director for Innovation Union and the European Research Area at the European Commission’s DG research and innovation; Teodoro García Egea, member of the Spanish National Parliament and researcher in the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT); Bernard le Masson, global managing director for health and public service, management consulting at Accenture; and John Kolm-Murray, seasonal health and affordable warmth co-ordinator at Islington Council in the United Kingdom, joined the session, along with several winners of the European Prize for Innovation in Public Administration, awarded last year by the European Commission. Later, Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn awarded The 2014 Public Service Innovation Award to the winning College of Europe case study: a proposal for expanding solar-energy innovation, based on the experience of the regional energy agency of Murcia, Spain. 

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