FP9: Top Stories
R&D in the East: Enthusiasm goes a long way in Slovenia
Hour-for-hour, they are paid 4 – 5 time less than counterparts in western Europe. But scientists in Slovenia are determined to make up for a lack of government funding and the structural disadvantages facing the country’s research and innovation system
FP9: Special Coverage
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In October 2016, the Science|Network of universities, companies and innovation organisations gathered in Brussels to debate the future of EU R&D programmes. The result: A profusion of ideas, recommendations and warnings for the future of EU research and innovation.
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Orgalime: Make Engineering European Again
Orgalime, an association of European engineering industries, has called for an ambitious next Framework Programme (FP9), refocussing on European engineering to attract further research and investment into the sector.
EU SFIC Opinion: Open FP9 to global excellence
A forum within the European Research Area Committee (ERAC) — a committee that advises the Council, the Commission and member states on the governance of the European Research Area —has given an opinion criticising Horizon 2020 for largely failing to improve international participation.
CLORA: A welcoming FP9
CLORA has called for a strengthened and impactful FP9 and European Research Area (ERA). They argue for fostering excellence and greater collaboration. They also call for FP9 to be more accessible to citizens — through outreach — and to researchers through simplification and improved success rates
EU-LIFE: Support innovation with excellence
A European alliance of life-science research centres, EU-LIFE, is arguing for strengthened excellence and enhanced collaborative research across FP9. They call upon the Commission to focus on human capital and the early stages of innovation to provide fuel to the innovation process
This Science|Business Network conference brought together a select group of corporate executives, university administrators and policy leaders from all over Europe and from all sectors/disciplines to discuss among peers the Commission's newly prepared scenarios for the future and analyse how they will affect R&D strategies of companies, universities and governments.