Smits calls for public input on FP9 foresight work

“I call upon everyone to participate in this” planning process for the next big EU R&D effort, Robert Jan-Smits, head of the European Commission’s research department, told a Science|Business meeting in Brussels last week. Part of it is a foresight exercise, called the Bohemia Study, to predict the big challenges in health, energy and other fields that FP9 may need to address.