Chatzimarkakis named 'research and technology MEP 2007'
The German Free Democrat MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis has been awarded the Parliament Magazine MEP of the year award for research and technology.
When nominating Mr Chatzimarkakis, the magazine stated that he had made a valuable contribution in the field of research and technology policy through his work and support for the European
Institute of Technology (EIT). Mr Chatzimarkakis is the shadow rapporteur on the EIT report currently being discussed by the EU institutions.
The MEP has argued that research is about turning money into knowledge and that innovation is about turning knowledge into money. He believes this should be the main aim of the EIT.
On receiving the award, Mr Chatzimarkakis thanked Mr Buzek, the Polish MEP who acted as rapporteur for the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).