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
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
Pact approved by the EU Council is intended as the political guide to creating a single market for research. But targets it sets are non-binding and implementation is left in the hands of national governments
As the latest data underline the extent of the gender gap, leading figures debate what to do about the loss of talent this represents. A declaration backed by member states blames ‘outdated gender norms’ and ‘unfair hierarchies and power structures’
In wide-ranging interview, the research commissioner outlines issues standing in the way of the UK and Switzerland taking part in Horizon Europe. There is also an update on the European Research Area and a call for one and all to back the research missions
No concrete funding is on the table yet, but working group of experts is drafting a joint proposal for future programmes and looking at how they can contribute to reinvigorating the European Research Area.