EU should follow UK's high-technology lead

May 28, 1999

The European Union should borrow the British government's idea of setting up university enterprise centres to create 20 of its own to help boost the high-tech sector, according to a report this week by Harry Cowie of Federal Trust, a London-based think-tank on EU issues. Cowie suggests that the EU centres should be endowed with a "Jean Monnet chair of entrepreneurship" and given seedcorn money to stimulate spin-off companies.

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