New drafts of next research programme reveal efforts to hold the line between competing demands of industry and civil society bodies. And there are mixed messages on the future of graphene and human brain projects
The seal of excellence is as much a signifier of the EU’s R&D funding shortfall as it is of Europe’s high quality science. Now, the EU wants money from the cohesion programme to fill the funding gap and translate research to market
Farmers will be compensated for cuts of 5% to direct subsidies by an increased investment in research that will bring agriculture into the digital age, reducing inputs, boosting productivity and improving food safety
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
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