It is now clear that science and technology applied to innovative industries and companies are the fuel for economic development that can help ageing Europe to play a leading role faced with globalisation. It is cold comfort to have a high unemployment rate…but seven points lower than the average in Spain. It is not enough to be a half-hearted believer in an environment that does not believe in industry or R+D+i. It is not enough for governments to see the 4th industrial revolution and determinedly set sustained goals such as: 4% of GDP or an industrial network that provides 40% to GDP. Light refreshment will be served following the event.