New world order: Science, technology & trade

The world is changing fast. Will technology trade barriers rise? Will relations among Europe, the US, China, Russia and other powers be upended? Will research priorities change – for climate, energy, health, defence? All of these questions will force new strategies for companies, universities and governments around the world

The annual Science|Business Network conference focused on how international relations in science, technology and trade could be transformed – and how these changes will, in turn, affect the EU’s next flagship R&D effort, Framework Programme 9.


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Report of the Science|Business Framework Programme Working Group

report Why fund research?

The European Union is drafting its next 7-year budget plan. How much should go to research and innovation?

report The Case for the Cloud

The Commission’s cloud project could draw on Europe’s strengths in science to improve overall competitiveness – and change the way science...

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