‘Political relationships can heal, but the impact of fragmenting research now will continue to be felt in the decades to come’ research leaders say as they call on Ursula von der Leyen to ‘safeguard vital science collaboration’
Europe needs technology proving grounds where industry can test and scale up new products. Christian Ehler MEP says this will lower the cost of bringing innovation to market and help Europe reach its green energy goals
The government invested more than C$1B in quantum research from 2009 – 2020, following up with C$360M for a national quantum strategy in 2021. The sector is seen as key to the economy, as the science matures and more sectors adopt the technology
EU member state spending on research and innovation in food systems has declined since 2015, but EU funding of the area through its research framework programmes has grown consistently since 2008, a new report has found.
Food systems research covers everything from agriculture to food waste, to how to persuade people to change their diet. The field is crucial for hitting a variety of environmental and health goals.
As she prepares to launch a new innovation agenda, EU research commissioner tells Science|Business that Russia’s invasion is forcing the EU to take a more strategic approach to R&D in fields such as health, green energy and semiconductors
Institutions collaborated with the Chinese military on quantum cryptography as recently as 2018. Some continue to do so whilst projects wind down; others are tightening their rules. Many say they were wrong-footed by a sea-change in attitude to EU/Sino research
There is a clear need to increase food production, but in the face of climate change, emerging diseases, soil erosion, a shortage of agricultural workers and other problems, the knowledge and technologies we have today are clearly insufficient to achieve this
European Court of Auditors says despite good design, moves to reduce the east-west research and innovation gap in Horizon 2020 cannot make up for a lack of reforms and investment in lagging member states
Scientific council says yes to no-strings-attached funding for experienced researchers. The move is meant to reduce the administrative burden - but universities warn it must not compromise scientific excellence