Professor Johan Martens links "9 Ministers of Innovation" to the climate challenge

The VARIO Council Member frames the need for a transversal innovation policy in the context of the pursuit of CO2 neutrality.

Professor Johan Martens links "9 Ministers of Innovation" to the climate challenge

In the opinion piece “Go for 9 ministers for Innovation”, which VARIO handed over to the Flemish government negotiators in July, we called for more cooperation between policy areas in order to tackle the major societal challenges; a so-called transversal policy. It is one of the important recommendations of the VARIO-memorandum.

To underline its importance, VARIO asked five inspiring leaders to make the link with a major challenge that is of great importance to them.

CLICK HERE for the second video testimonial in the series. VARIO Council Member Johan Martens is particularly well placed to make the link between innovation policy and the goal of CO2 neutrality. With his team at the KU Leuven, he recently presented a major breakthrough with a prototype of a highly efficient hydrogen panel.

(the video testimonial is only available in Dutch)