The impact of research and innovation activity in a knowledge society

Mircea-Iosif Rus

Rezumat/Abstract. The knowledge society is the stage where mankind is found and aims to raise the living standards of population but also to increase the level of knowledge. To achieve this latter goal, the states of the world, and especially those in the European Union, must ensure an adequate funding for its realization, and therefore in 2011 it was decided at EU level the achievement of an Innovation Union, in which are to be involved all the European countries, while to stimulate and finance research and innovation the Horizon 2020 program was proposed.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: research, innovation, financing, knowledge society

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