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Horizon 2020 is a success and the evidence is there to prove it
Greg Arrowsmith of the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres, responds to clean tech entrepreneur Michael Liebreich’s contention that Horizon 2020 is having little impact. You need to look in the right places, he says
EU should step up research in Antarctica
A treasure trove of scientific opportunities, the frozen continent faces threats from climate change and a possible race for resources. Time to consider creating a European Antarctic Agency to advance research and protect the environment, says European External Action Service expert Didier Schmitt
Rocks and hard places: Romanian R&D needs EU help with funding dilemma
Changes to Horizon 2020 salary rules are compounding difficulties Romania faces in attracting and retaining researchers. The EU could help by speeding up amendments on how salaries are calculated, says Daniel David, Vice-Rector for R&D, Babeș-Bolyai University
With decision-time pending, opinions vary on whether to embed military R&D in FP9
As the EU new defence programme starts to take shape, the question of how it relates to civil R&D is up in the air. But European subsidiaries of US or Chinese companies are likely to be allowed take part
'Don’t tell me Horizon 2020 is a science programme. It’s a social programme'
The EU’s €79B research programme is not set up to generate innovation, UK clean tech entrepreneur Michael Liebreich tells an audience in Brussels
Why optimism is in short supply following Theresa May’s Brexit speech
A Portuguese researcher who has worked in the UK for more than 15 years gives her reaction to the prime minister’s plan for a clean break from the EU
EU has three options for filling its £8.5B Brexit funding hole
The UK’s contributions to the Euro club looks set to stop in the next few years, creating a problem for the long-term planning of the EU budget. German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel considers ways of addressing the practical headache
Who says the world is falling apart?
Science and technology remain our strongest hope to unite people, and keep the peace. Science|Business will do its small part to keep cross-border collaboration alive
We are not prepared to defend against the next big cyberattack in Europe
Lessons were not sufficiently drawn from the heavy hit on Estonia’s internet back in 2007, says EU cyber watchdog Udo Helmbrecht. Technical proficiency has improved, but the EU could not mount a coordinated response
UK plan to ratify single patent is a pragmatic approach
The UK is to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. That flies in the face of prime minister Theresa May’s pledge to be free of the EU Court of Justice - and hints at a ‘soft’ Brexit
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