Overview
EU Highlights
Call for looser rules in Horizon 2020
Researchers tell MEPs that audit culture, reimbursement system, and evaluation criteria for eastern countries should be reformed
Scant progress in closing Europe’s innovation gap according to annual scoreboard
This year’s EU innovation scoreboard shows big differences between member states remain
New project to map Europe’s scientific research infrastructures
A comprehensive database of 900 European research infrastructures will allow scientists to access resources, services and facilities of which they may previously have been unaware
Impact of EU regional funds on climate change fight hazy, study finds
Despite Brussels’ new emphasis on smart specialisation, there is an ongoing difficulty in capturing the value of EU cohesion policy
US is still first in science, but China is rising fast as funding stalls elsewhere
American dominance in biomedical research is shrinking, as international collaboration becomes ever more prominent
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Re-invent open innovation to apply it to small firms

Small companies with limited resources have much to gain from open innovation. But, says Wim Vanhaverbeke, a lack of suitable tools leaves SMEs struggling to organise and manage collaborations. They need support from local networks

Lighten up! Research leader wants less bureaucracy in EU programmes

Horizon 2020’s system of rigid calls and heavy auditing discourages high-risk, high-impact projects, says Ángeles Rodriguez-Peña, as she bows out as head of COST

Call for scientists to oppose EU defence R&D money

Europe’s researchers should take a principled stand against the new military R&D programme. The EU was created to preserve peace; it will not be peaceful anymore, says Dave Webb, of the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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Re-invent open innovation to apply it to small firms
Small companies with limited resources have much to gain from open innovation. But, says Wim Vanhaverbeke, a lack of suitable tools leaves SMEs struggling to organise and manage collaborations. They need support from local networks
Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network

Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh takes office as President of the COST Association

After his appointment as COST President in April, Prof Dr Sierd Cloetingh is officially starting his mandate today. As COST President, he will chair the COST general assembly, known as the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO). He will be leading the strategic development of the COST Association.

Multidisciplinary European research networks are key to FP9

On 15 June, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) published its position paper, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary, bottom-up, open...

Tekes’ Research Funding will be modernised to Business Finland Research Funding

Tekes will enhance the use of research as a source for innovations from the beginning of next year by modernising its research funding.

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