In a new series, experts weigh in on the big priorities for the next term of the European Commission and the Parliament. In this first instalment, the focus is on shaping the EU’s new research programme, Horizon Europe
Momentum candidate for the European Parliament says structural funds shouldn’t be used to finance national research projects and calls for a unified vision for R&D policy that acknowledges member states on their own cannot be global innovation players
‘It’s about the respect’: Science|Business reconstructs how disputes over the demand for equal pay for researchers from poorer EU13 countries played out in negotiations over the planned €94.1 billion R&D programme
Vaccines are an effective public health measure, yet public distrust in immunisation is resulting in outbreaks of preventable diseases. IMI’s ADVANCE project worked to create an open system for monitoring vaccine coverage, benefits and risks in Europe.
Businesses account for 70% of R&D expenditure growth in OECD countries
Business investment in R&D continues to be the main global driver of R&D growth, according to the latest OECD data. In 2017, corporate R&D investment grew by 4.8 per cent and it now accounts for more than 70 per cent of all the R&D performed in OECD countries.
He’s spent five years as vice chairman of the European Parliament’s ITRE committee, overseeing Horizon 2020, but as he bows out, retiring MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel, tells Science|Business why he doesn’t believe in the R&D programme
Maria da Graça Carvalho will stand on her record in the European Parliament, and is calling for more ambition on climate change. ‘I know research policy and how to solve problems,’ she tells Science|Business
The two are exploring joint research in artificial intelligence and their respective ‘moonshot’ programmes. The EU would like Japan to take part in Horizon Europe, but for Japan, more clarity is needed on the terms of associate membership
Europe’s big open science cloud project is formally getting underway, with the launch of its Governing Board. In this white paper, a cross-sector group of experts – from academia, industry and public-sector institutions – offers its suggestions on which issues need tackling first.