Why does Europe need its own ‘BARDA’?

US biomedical research body has seen its role grow during the pandemic but has found itself in dispute with the US president. ‘Trump was forced on BARDA, not the other way around’, says one observer

17 Sep 2020

What is ‘tech sovereignty’?

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

15 Sep 2020




Poland a major investor in environmental R&D, OECD report finds

OECD RD Environment
Source: OECD (2020), "Research and Development Statistics: Government budget appropriations or outlays for RD", OECD Science, Technology and R&D Statistics (database).

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.

Member states agree on cuts to 2021 R&D budget

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

10 Sep 2020



Revamping the world of work

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

08 Sep 2020

How to strengthen prevention and treatment in mental health

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.

16 Apr 2020