Horizon Europe: the essential guide

Europe’s biggest-ever R&D programme is getting under way at last. Science|Business provides an expert – but easy to follow – guide for applicants

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07 Sep 2021
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Eurostat reports 22% increase in per capita R&D investment by governments since 2010


In 2020, member states allocated a total €100.8 billion for R&D, equivalent to 0.8% of the EU’s gross domestic product, according to data published by Eurostat today.

Spending per head on R&D was €225 per person, a 22% increase compared to 2010, when it was €184 per person. The highest per head spending was in Luxembourg, at €648, followed at a distance by Denmark on €519 and Germany, €443 per head.


Call to improve global health R&D cooperation

Victor Dzau, President of US Academy of Medicine, calls on governments to establish a global health threats council, and says pharmaceutical companies should temporarily waive COVID-19 vaccine patents.

09 Sep 2021

Call for EU to help Afghan scientists

The European Commission is yet to come up with an official response to calls by university associations to provide coordinated help to Afghan researchers and academics

07 Sep 2021