As the current crises prove, innovations are more important than ever to address our major
challenges, from decarbonisation to digitalisation and demographic change. At the same time,
technology has become a geostrategic instrument: Those who lead the way in future technologies
leave their mark on the world. Europe is wedged between the major power blocs USA and China,
who are forcefully pushing development. The central question is how Europe can leverage its
strengths and consolidate its position in the world.