Instant diagnosis of major diseases, the eradication of all road accidents, and the creation of 1 million new jobs are some of the benefits that will be generated by the Photonics sector by 2030 according to a new vision paper published by Photonics21.
Stakeholders are urging the European Commission to improve regulations and funding mechanisms for research infrastructures. It is not enough to fund their construction, operating costs must be covered to ensure long term viability
Investment in R&D in Europe rose above world average in 2016, but there is persistent weakness in digital innovation and companies are increasingly outsourcing research to academic partners, potentially displacing basic university research
Plan for the last three years of the EU R&D programme sees a tighter focus, more funding for research on security and migration, money for foreign researchers and a pledge to do more to help poorer member states develop their science base