EurActiv LogoThe EU's approach to innovation policy is too focused on science and research, with too little attention paid to business, according to entrepreneurs.

The 'Europe 2020' strategy put innovation at the heart of the EU's blueprint for competitiveness, but plans to publish a 'research and innovation' strategy this autumn are under fire.

Speaking at a conference in Brussels, former Belgian Entrepreneur of the Year Bart Van Coppenolle described the European Commission's approach to innovation as "totally wrong".