After years of talks on deeper research cooperation between the EU and Canada, it’s a decisive time as the EU launches its €95.5 billion R&D programme . ‘We want them with us’, says Ursula von der Leyen
Member states in central and eastern Europe are set to spend “a substantial amount’ of EU recovery money on research, with Slovenia dedicating almost a quarter of its budget to science, according to a report by the climate change think tank, E3G.
Despite COVID-19 vaccines success, getting research through to market in Germany remains needlessly complex. ‘Translation is an issue’ Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged in a speech to the national Research Summit last month
After months of fighting, member states agree UK, Israeli or other non-EU researchers can join Horizon’s most sensitive projects – on condition they provide ‘necessary assurances’ that their participation won’t harm the EU’s strategic interests
The sophistication, size and costs of research infrastructures are hard for any one country to manage. Whatever Europe’s desire for tech sovereignty, international cooperation is needed to finance and operate them
Bill Gates is teaming up with EU tofinance large scale demonstration projects and boost the commercial prospects of green energy. It is hoped the initiative will attract wider private sector investment