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UK plays catch up in global battery race

Brexit put the brakes on investment for years, but champions of the tech say there is now a chance to make up ground. A new £130M research centre is on the way and plans for the first gigafactory are in hand

18 Feb 2021

EU seeks ideas for its green cultural revolution

“We are preparing the post-COVID world. A place where generations meet, life is affordable, the planet is protected and style matches with sustainability,” says Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, launching first phase of the New European Bauhaus

19 Jan 2021

Science advice for policy is here to stay

COVID-19 has brought science to the forefront of policymaking around the world, and science advisers have become minor celebrities. Now, the public demands the experts are consulted, says Canada’s chief science adviser

25 Feb 2021

EU announces €225M to plug holes in COVID-19 vaccines strategy

Money will fund sequencing to pick up dangerous variants and trials network to test updated vaccines. Vaccines approvals will be eased and supply contracts modified. The initiatives are a dry run for the proposed Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority   

18 Feb 2021

Keeping up with the Cloud

New Science|Business paper on how Europe can meet fast rising scientific demand for data storage and processing calls for a long-term strategy

10 Dec 2018

Viewpoint: The pandemic brought us closer to our region

Universities face ‘dramatic transformation’ after COVID-19. Eindhoven University of Technology president Robert-Jan Smits says the priority post-pandemic will be education and research that is most relevant to the surrounding ‘Brainport’ region

13 Apr 2021