KERC briefs Korean scientists on Horizon Europe

On Thursday, 11 July, The KERC organized a Horizon Europe webinar for the Korean Scientists & Engineers Associations in Europe. In the first session, Jaewuk JUNG, Science Counsellor at the Korean embassy to the EU presented Korean governments latest international cooperation poli … | Continue reading


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White House revamps guidelines for research security at top universities

Arati Prabhakar, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Photo credit: US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. In a push to tighten research security, the White House issued broad new guidelines for big American universities to trac … | Continue reading


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European Research Council head pleads for global openness at G7 science summit

G7 science ministers in Italy today. Photo: Italian ministry for universities and science The president of the European Research Council has pleaded with G7 science ministers not to strangle global cooperation by further tightening research security measures, as Western countries … | Continue reading


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European Research Council head pleads for openness at G7 science summit

G7 science ministers in Italy today. Photo: Italian ministry for universities and science The president of the European Research Council has pleaded with G7 science ministers not to strangle global cooperation by further tightening research security measures, as Western countries … | Continue reading


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Calls for more risk-taking and impact in German academia

Georg Schütte, head of the Volkswagen Foundation; and Volker Meyer-Guckel, secretary general of the think tank Stifterverband Science|Business - Table.Media partnership Science|Business has partnered with Table.Media, a leading source of news about higher education and research i … | Continue reading


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Two Utrecht projects received funding within National Growth Fund programme Circular Plastics NL

How do we ensure that we can reuse plastic packaging material? Or how can dyes in PET bottles be reused and contribute to making plastics circular? Two research projects within the Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis Group at Utrecht University will start within the Making plastics c … | Continue reading


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Software developed by Politecnico di Milano tracks health of environment and missions in space

Space, like any other ecosystem, has only a finite capacity to sustain orbital operations. The continuous growth of Space activities, the increasing reliance on services from Space, and the lower cost of deploying smaller and distributed missions in orbit, are all aspects that, o … | Continue reading


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Universities 4.0: New powerhouses for regional innovation and global impact?

The role of universities is changing rapidly as the world is faced with a long list of complex, interconnected macro trends and challenges. As policymakers seek ways to create more sustainable economies and societies, they frequently look to the worlds of research and innovation … | Continue reading


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Photonics21 endorses joint statement for an ambitious FP10

Together with 110 European associations representing key European RD&I stakeholders, we, the European Technology Platform Photonics21, signed a joint statement calling for an ambitious next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP10). In the shaping of the nex … | Continue reading


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UK and US join forces to tackle dementia with innovative biomarkers

Innovate UK has awarded four UK companies a share of £4 million funding through Contracts for Innovation to support innovative research into dementia diagnosis. The funding will enable organisations to evaluate blood-based and digital biomarkers as part of the Bio-Hermes-002 stud … | Continue reading


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Viewpoint: Europe needs to think beyond FP10 to boost innovation

The discussion about the EU’s next research and innovation programme FP10 is heating up, and the clamour for a bigger budget is getting louder. That is understandable, given research funding is critical for universities and research organisations. And many in the research world w … | Continue reading


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EU takes aim at the dual-use divide

The pressure is building for the EU to embrace dual-use research, with EU leaders including research and innovation in dual-use technologies in the 2024-2029 agenda for the first time and the Science, Research and Innovation Performance (SRIP) report, released by the Commission l … | Continue reading


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Ukrainian researchers embrace international collaboration

Oksana Tsukan knows more than most about the benefits of international research collaboration. She has participated in more than 30 international projects over the years, building relationships that would eventually allow her to move her daughter out of Ukraine following Russia’s … | Continue reading


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Horizon Europe’s fundamental research budget will rise to €2.7B next year

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced €2.7 billion worth of calls for 2025 in its newest work programme, up from €2.3 billion in 2024. The increase is thanks to associated countries, in particular the UK, finally joining the programme and paying in. And the UK is back … | Continue reading


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EUA appoints Simon Marti to lead its Council for Doctoral Education

The European University Association is pleased to announce that it is strengthening its Secretariat with the appointment of a new senior team member. As of 1 July 2024, Simon Marti serves the Association as Head of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE). Simon has heade … | Continue reading


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11th Edition R&D Controlling and Performance Management conference

Empower Controlling Innovation: Your Gateway to R&D Success 25 – 27 September, 2024| Radisson Blu Hotel | Frankfurt, Germany The marcus evans 11th Edition R&D Controlling and Performance Management conference taking place on 25-27 September, 2024, at Radisson Blu Hotel in Frankfu … | Continue reading


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Innovation report delivers ‘wake-up call’ for Europe

European Innovation Scoreboard 2024 interactive map. Photo credits: European Union Stakeholders are calling for more research and innovation funding at EU and national level after the latest figures form the European Commission showed Europe’s innovation performance is growing sl … | Continue reading


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Intelligence boost: What will Europe’s AI factories deliver for R&I?

A private S|B Network hybrid workshop (14:00 – 17:00 CET) Partners | Continue reading


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Ukraine eyes closer research collaboration with EU

Igor Taranov, head of the Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine. Photo credits: Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine The new Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine is calling on universities and other research organisations in member states to include Ukrainians in their project proposals, and … | Continue reading


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A look inside NATO’s DIANA start-up accelerator

NATO's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo credits: NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization / Flickr As NATO’s DIANA fund opens its second call, it is bracing for a wave of applications from start-ups, following the high level of interest in its 2023 launch. “For the first y … | Continue reading


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Funding Radar: This week’s round up of calls in cancer research

Photo credits: zverge / BigStock In late June, the EU Council released its conclusions on the future of the European Health Union, with member states calling on the European Commission to keep health as a priority in its upcoming five-year term. “European health systems are set t … | Continue reading


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Timeline for Horizon Europe work programme release

Photo credits: European Union With the incoming European Commission busy preparing for its five-year mandate, the next set of Horizon Europe work programmes won’t be published until next year. The work programme for 2025 will be adopted around the end of March, beginning of April … | Continue reading


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What’s needed to boost health research collaboration with the Global South

Photo credits: donskarpo / BigStock The EU can assist health and life sciences research in the Global South by helping to digitise patient records, improve data collection and implement new health policies, said participants at a Science|Business roundtable. Questions were also r … | Continue reading


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A brief history of Canada’s participation in EU research programmes

Vancouver, city in Canada. Photo credits: Hannamariah / Flickr It has been a long time coming since 1987, when the first Canadian entity joined a European research project, but now Canada is officially in the Horizon Europe family, as the 19th country associated to the programme. … | Continue reading


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European satellite agency criticised over SpaceX deal

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Photo credits: Official SpaceX Photos / Flickr The space sector has hit back at a decision to award Elon Musk’s SpaceX the contract to launch Europe’s next weather satellite, calling it … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 4 days ago

INESC TEC researcher elected coordinator of the European Commission’s Atlantic Strategy

Eduardo Silva, INESC TEC’s senior researcher, was elected for a two-year term as coordinator of Pillar IV: Healthy Ocean and Resilient Coasts – of the Atlantic Strategy, an initiative of the European Commission. The Atlantic Action Plan includes four interconnected pillars, which … | Continue reading


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EUA welcomes the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information

With the publication of the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information, the European University Association is pleased to see new efforts to support the openness of the entire research process. The Barcelona Declaration aims to support the transition from closed to open r … | Continue reading


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Imperial and Crick cancer drug spinout raises £90M to begin clinical development

Myricx Bio is bringing new therapeutic possibilities to the highly promising area of antibody-drug conjugates for treating cancer. Myricx Bio, a cancer therapy spinout based on research carried out at Imperial and the Francis Crick Institute, has raised £90 million ($114 million) … | Continue reading


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RIKEN is looking for the next generation of AI researchers

Implemented by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the “Broadening Opportunities for Outstanding young researchers and doctoral students in STrategic area (BOOST),” referred to hereinafter as the BOOST program, will promote the development of young researchers with exp … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 4 days ago

Stockholm University: Open access in life sciences on the rise

90 percent of the articles from SciLifeLab in 2023 were published open access. There are obvious advantages in publishing open access, according to Christopher Erdmann, head of open science at SciLifeLab. Open science is an important and integrated part of SciLifeLab, the nationa … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 4 days ago

Two global AI initiatives merge, aim to involve more developing countries in AI policy debate

Logo of OECD’s AI Policy Unit, involved in new global AI deal. Source: OECD Two high-profile efforts to develop global AI standards announced plans to merge, in part to include more developing countries in the international AI debate. Government ministers from several countries m … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

ITER fusion project confirms more delays and €5B cost overrun

A drawing of the ITER tokamak and integrated plant systems. Photo credits: Oak Ridge National Laboratory / Flickr / ITER Organisation The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) has confirmed yet more lengthy delays and around €5 billion in extra costs, in the lat … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

Eureka is seeking a Finance and Accounting Coordinator

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation. Since 1985, governments and public funding agencies in our network have supported the R&D of over 7,000 ground-breaking commercialised innovations that have positively impacted econo … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

Viewpoint: Commission must not interfere with the European Innovation Council’s success

Iordanis Arzimanoglou, EIC Programme Manager June 2020 – May 2024. Photo credits: European Union The European Innovation Council (EIC) needs independence from the European Commission if it is to succeed in its mission of boosting Europe’s innovation potential, says former program … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

FP10 should boost industrial competitiveness, European associations argue

Photo credits: paulgrecaud / BigStock Some 110 European associations representing research and innovation stakeholders are calling on the EU to “significantly increase” the budget for the next framework research programme FP10, and to focus on supporting industry participation. A … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

UK universities in crisis as centre-left is set to take power

Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, speaka with activists at Willow Tree Community Centre, whilst in Worcestershire on the final day of election campaigning on July 03, 2024. Photo credits: Keir Starmer / Flickr If the polls are correct, people in the UK will today vote to … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

UK universities in crisis as centre-left takes power

Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, speaking to supporters in Worcestershire on the final day of the election campaign on 3 July, 2024. Photo credits: Keir Starmer / Flickr The UK has voted to end 14 years of Conservative Party-led government, putting in power a centre-left … | Continue reading


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Photonics 21: New EU project to develop advanced navigation for space satellites

European scientists developing ways to make space missions more efficient and cost-effective. Two new sensors will help satellites fly more precisely and for longer, seeing through areas with zero visibility. The project aims to make Europe a self-sufficient ecosystem for Photoni … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

CSC: Europe needs cutting-edge digital network infrastructure for competitiveness, security, and global research connectivity

CSC gave input to the European Commission’s White Paper ‘How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs.’ The White Paper emphasises the need to enhance Europe’s digital network infrastructure to bolster competitiveness and security, but could better address the link between … | Continue reading


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EIF and NATO Innovation Fund join forces to unlock private capital for Europe's defence and security future

European Investment Fund and the NATO Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund backed by 24 North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations, enter partnership. Memorandum of Understanding signed in Brussels sets terms of closer collaboration. Goal is to expand funding for start-ups, SM … | Continue reading


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Research shows science increasingly contributes to innovation

University of Basel’s Faculty of Business and Economics. Photo credits: University of Basel Basic scientific research is increasingly driving innovation, according to new analysis from the University of Basel’s Centre for International Economics and Business. The Swiss researcher … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 8 days ago

EU regions want to play a bigger role in FP10

Committee of Regions (CoR) building in Brussels, Belgium. Photo credits: European Union EU regions want a bigger role in the design and implementation of the next framework research programme, FP10, with an opinion paper adopted last week by the Committee of Regions (CoR) saying … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 9 days ago

Canada officially joins Horizon Europe

Photo credits: ronniechua / BigStock Canada has officially associated to Horizon Europe, the EU’s €95 billion research and innovation scheme, becoming the latest non-European country to join. The move was announced in November 2023, and today it has been officially signed off, wi … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 9 days ago

Poland wants more bottom-up calls and better tools for Widening countries in FP10

Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk, chair of the IZTECH Horizon Europe Working Group. Photo credits: IZTECH The Horizon Europe successor programme FP10 should strike a balance between bottom-up and top-down calls, offer improved instruments for Widening countries, and support the partici … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 9 days ago

2nd Global Summit for Precision Psychiatry: Moving Towards Better Care in Psychiatry

Severe mental illnesses, such as major depression disorders, including treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorders, are among the greatest challenges of the 21st century. They affect more than one in six people and are the leading cause of disability … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 9 days ago

INESC-TEC: Can artificial intelligence be an ally of democracy?

On June 9, across the European Union, millions of people went to vote and choose national representatives in Parliament. For several weeks, the media provided comprehensive coverage of the different campaigns, with emphasis on debates and rallies. There were many interviews and a … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 10 days ago

KU Leuven and TU Eindhoven enter into robust semicon collaboration

KU Leuven and TU Eindhoven signed a collaboration agreement in Leuven in the field of semiconductor technology, focused on joint education and research. The goal is to connect and strengthen the strong semiconductor knowledge and innovation ecosystems around Eindhoven (Brainport) … | Continue reading


@sciencebusiness.net | 10 days ago

KU Leuven and TU Eindhoven enter into robust semiconductors collaboration

KU Leuven and TU Eindhoven signed a collaboration agreement in Leuven in the field of semiconductor technology, focused on joint education and research. The goal is to connect and strengthen the strong semiconductor knowledge and innovation ecosystems around Eindhoven (Brainport) … | Continue reading


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