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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

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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

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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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US, China top the list of biggest R&D spenders

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The US is spending $476 billion on R&D every year, according to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. China comes in second with a total expenditure of $371 billion. Read more

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Austria spurring more and more innovative companies

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The number of Austrian innovative companies is growing, as 62 per cent of companies are “innovation-active”, according to the latest data from Austria’s statistics office. Read more

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In green science, Chinese output soars, US falls, Germany treads water

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The top health spenders: US and Switzerland

The top health spenders: US and Switzerland

Spending on healthcare per country in 2017 – measured in dollars per capita (vertical bars) and as a percentage of GDP (diamonds). Source: OECD

The full report is available here.