Essential for electric cars, medical scanners and weaponry, the EU is almost totally reliant on China for the materials used in rare earth magnets. The race is on to open new mines, develop alternatives, reduce waste and recycle more
Following the start of the Ukraine War, many governments have curtailed scientific relations and partnerships with Russia. As part of its ongoing news coverage, Science|Business is conducting a brief survey about these ‘scientific sanctions.’ All answers will be kept anonymous.
Most job listings posted this spring for Ukrainian refugee scientists were in Germany, according to a report by the grassroots organisation Science4Ukraine.
The organisation created a platform where universities and research institutions from around the world could post job openings and other collaboration opportunities for Ukrainian academics who had to flee their country after the Russian invasion in February.
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
‘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’
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