As the latest data underline the extent of the gender gap, leading figures debate what to do about the loss of talent this represents. A declaration backed by member states blames ‘outdated gender norms’ and ‘unfair hierarchies and power structures’
With the EU falling behind the US and China in the global innovation race, the forum aims to tackle bottlenecks and work on coherent innovation policies. But as US investors sweep up European assets, the critical gap is funding for scale-up
Industry invested 10% more in research and development between the third quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021 than in the same period of 2019 – 2020, which had seen a 7% increase on 2018 - 2019.
Research associations warn against using lump sum funding more broadly across the R&D programme. But Commission says the evidence is this one-size-fits-all route cuts red tape and reduces accounting errors
Interrupted experiments, uncertain career paths and lingering COVID-19 effects may be discouraging young researchers, warns former European Research Council chief Jean-Pierre Bourguignon. He urges EU-wide action to help the ‘research precariat’
“It takes two to tango,” says EU commissioner as he warns Switzerland will have to make progress on “real issues that count” before it can become fully associated to the €95.5B research and innovation programme