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Eurostat: 41% of scientists and engineers in the EU are women

Of EU’s scientists and engineers 41% are women

According to Eurostat data, in 2017, 41 per cent of EU’s 18 million scientists and engineers were women.

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EU has fewer unicorns than US and China

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The European Union has fewer billion-dollar companies it can brag about. The latest Commission analysis based on CBinsights data shows the US has five times as many unicorns as the EU, while China has 2,5 times more.

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Fourfold increase in self-driving technologies patents

Fourfold increase in self-driving technologies patents

From 2011 to 2017, European patent applications for automated driving technologies increased fourfold, according to the latest data from the European Patent Office (EPO). This is by far the largest increase in the number of patents, with EPO reporting a 16 per cent increase across all technologies in the same period.

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A quarter of EU’s large companies use robots

A quarter of EU’s large companies use robots

More than 25 per cent of EU companies employing 250 people or more are using some kind of robots, according to the latest data from Eurostat. In 2018, 12 per cent of medium enterprises used industrial or service robots, while only 5 per cent of small enterprises used them.

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Romania is Europe’s worst performer in research and innovation

Romania is Europe’s worst performer in research and innovation

According to European Commission’s innovation scoreboard, Romania has EU’s poorest track record in research and innovation investment and policy support. It has the lowest R&D expenditure, at only 0.48 of GDP, the lowest number of patents per capita, the lowest rate of employment in knowledge-intensive activities and international scientific co-publications.

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Global antibiotics R&D declines, OECD report says

Number of new antibiotics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration

The number of new antibiotics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is has been declining between 1983 and 2012, according to an OECD report on how to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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Chinese corporate R&D spending up 20% in one year

Chinese corporate R&D spending up 20% in one year

In 2018, Chinese companies spent on R&D 20 per cent more than in 2017. EU corporate R&D investment is growing at a much slower pace, with companies spending only 5.5 per cent more than the previous year. Read more

 

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Money flowing into European AI companies

More capital flows into artificial intelligence (AI) companies than in any other ICT sector in Europe, according to a report by London-based technology investment firm Atomico.

Artificial intelligence continues to dominate investments in Europe’s tech sector

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China gets ahead in supercomputer race

Beijing now has the most ‘big iron’ – but US has the fastest

Beijing now has the most ‘big iron’ – but US has the fastest

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Public R&D expenditure falls in several member states

Between 2007 and 2017, government R&D budgets shrunk in several member states, the latest Eurostat data shows.

Public R&D expenditure falls in several member states

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Crick scientists unlikely to stay in the UK because of Brexit

Francis Crick Brexit survey

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, UK’s largest biomedical research lab, say they are much less likely to remain in the UK when looking for their next career step, according to an in-house survey published on October 22.

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Education as a ladder

OECD - educational mobility

This chart from the OECD demonstrates how, across generations, education rates are changing. For many countries, the direction is strikingly positive; in others, change is harder to see. 

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Uptake of digital technologies in European industry: Poor, and uneven

OECD study finds huge variation, by country and sector, in the use of digital technologies in business

OECD chart showing large variation in the use of digital technologies in business

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EU scrapes a pass on its 2020 education test

There has been progress towards the 2020 targets, but EU averages hide differences in attainment between and within member states. More effort is needed, notably on basic skills, where the EU is actually falling behind its objectives

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New member states get more EU research money, but not enough to close innovation gap

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Open access publications growth steadies

open-access-publicationsAround 29 per cent of scientific papers are published in open access publications, according to Scopus data analysed by the European Commission.

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Open access publications growth steadies

open-access-publicationsAround 29 per cent of scientific papers are published in open access publications, according to Scopus data analysed by the European Commission.

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