The scope of Horizon Europe research missions became clearer, as mission boards handed over their final recommendations at the EU Research and Innovation Days meeting. Next comes haggling over the budgets in time for the launch in 2021
The European Commission is to set up an equivalent to the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority BARDA, after coming under criticism for falling short in matching US support for COVID-19 vaccines development
After pandemic delay, plans for a new-look ERA are due on 30 September. At same time, the European Commission will launch a Digital Education Action Plan and set out objectives for refreshing the European Education Area
The Innovative Health Initiative will see the scope of joint research between industry, academics and SMEs expand beyond pharmaceuticals, to include medical technology, biotech, digital health and vaccines
At a Sept. 8 online conference, leaders in European industry, research and policy met online to discuss what Europe will need to do in order to become more “sovereign” in its own technology industries. This special section reports on the outcomes.