The European Commission is to set up an equivalent to the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority BARDA, after coming under criticism for falling short in matching US support for COVID-19 vaccines development
Since COVID-19, EU leaders are pushing for greater independence from US and Chinese technology. Industry and researchers warn against closing Europe’s arms to the rest of the world. This special report decodes the debate
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A report from the OECD on worldwide post-COVID green recovery finds Poland invests over 8 per cent of its total R&D budget on environmental technologies, a greater proportion than any other OECD country.
After pandemic delay, plans for a new-look ERA are due on 30 September. At same time, the European Commission will launch a Digital Education Action Plan and set out objectives for refreshing the European Education Area
The Innovative Health Initiative will see the scope of joint research between industry, academics and SMEs expand beyond pharmaceuticals, to include medical technology, biotech, digital health and vaccines
At a Sept. 8 online conference, leaders in European industry, research and policy met online to discuss what Europe will need to do in order to become more “sovereign” in its own technology industries. This special section reports on the outcomes.
Europe’s energy sector is gearing up for a long and complicated green transition that is dependent on keeping the market open for research and innovation. Rather than Europe First, the strategy should be Europe Smart
The council draft gives a first preview of how the money for Horizon Europe will be divided between its different components. With €758M less than the European Commission proposed, all areas apart from nuclear research face cuts
Head of Innovative Medicines Initiatives argues that the project’s technologies, knowledge and networks came together in the crisis. The successor programme must sustain these achievements and build on them
The COVID-19 crisis has hammered home the extent of EU dependence on Chinese and US digital technologies. To turn the tide, the emphasis must be on frontier research and translating the outputs to products and jobs
The Science|Business’ “Digital skills for industry” group brought together a unique group of stakeholders from industry, academia and policy. The group met twice, in January and June, in the course of 2020. This report is the summary of the discussions held during the events
The pandemic has hugely amplified the importance of measuring health outcomes – both in Europe and beyond. Which steps can health leaders take to embed this in the heart of post-COVID systems and policies? A new Science|Business guide explores the options.
The pandemic is causing huge disruption to the EU’s flagship research programme. Which steps can Europe take to help its R&D communities navigate through the crisis? A new Science|Business report explores the options
In February 2020, scientists, clinicians, patients and industry representatives met in Stockholm to discuss how governments, education systems, and new technologies can help treat and prevent mental health problems. The roundtable was the latest in the Science|Business Healthy Measures series.