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Economy & Jobs 07-06-2018

Citizens and sustainable development are big losers in EU’s next research programme

The Commission has unveiled its proposal for Horizon Europe 2020 and this comes at a critical time for the EU. But there needs to be close monitoring of the research agenda set, as current proposals could have dire consequences for democracy and sustainable development, writes Jill McArdle
Economy & Jobs 14-03-2018

Return of the JEDI: European disruptive technology initiative ready to launch

When French President Emmanuel Macron proposed the creation of a European innovation body modelled on the US DARPA last September, few believed it possible. But the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) is taking shape.
Future EU 19-01-2018

Countries prioritise research, education to avoid ‘lost decade’

Smart spending and a focus on future-oriented priorities, such as innovation and education, will be key to create more jobs the next decade in a more competitive environment.
Cybersecurity 17-11-2017

New EU cybersecurity centres slated to research encryption

EU member states are expected to agree Monday (20 November) on a plan to set up new cybersecurity research centres that will focus partly on encryption technologies.
Economy & Jobs 15-09-2017

Bütikofer: ‘The priority to support additive manufacturing is financing research’

Reinhard Bütikofer is one of the most authoritative voices in the European Parliament on 3D printing. In his view, Europe will have to struggle over the next decade to be a leader in industry, and will get there only if it turns research efforts into innovative results.
Economy & Jobs 24-04-2017

March for Science: Is the basis of the knowledge society being eroded?

After years of sluggish advance, the house of world economics looks generally strong. However, those who ensure the knowledge base for growth, the scientists and researchers, face threats to their system, writes Thomas Jorgensen.
Climate change 21-04-2017

EU scientists ‘Trump-et’ need for evidence-based policies

It’s an age-old question: policy-based evidence, or evidence-based policy? While the answer has traditionally been left to policymakers, scientists and their supporters are marching around the world on Saturday 22 April to demand political leaders enact evidence-based policies.
Central Europe 14-04-2017

Bulgaria risks losing EU funding for research infrastructure modernisation

EXCLUSIVE/ Documents seen by EURACTIV.com show that Bulgaria is set to lose millions of euros in EU funding aimed at modernising the country’s research infrastructure and stimulating its innovation potential, apparently due to its inability to select independent evaluators.
Health 30-01-2017

Drugmaker Novo Nordisk bets $145 mln on post-Brexit UK science

The world's largest producer of diabetes drugs has invested millions in a new research centre at the University of Oxford despite Brexit and a possible move of the European Medicines Agency from London.
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Economy & Jobs 04-10-2016

‘Factories of the Future’ Conference 2016 explores the future of manufacturing

On 15 and 16 September, leading industry and research experts from across Europe gathered to explore the future of European manufacturing and the achievements of the EU’s ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership.ng and the achievements of the EU’s ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership.

Breweries, bakeries and brides: Where Italy spent its EU billions

The EU promised the south of Italy billions to promote research and innovation, but, as EURACTIV Germany reports, the money was spent on some strange projects...
Brexit 02-09-2016

Funding, staffing woes for UK science after Brexit vote

The Nobel Prize-winning head of Europe's biggest biomedical research centre in London said that Britain's vote to leave the EU is worrying his European employees and will hit "extremely important" funding.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2016

The 2017 EU budget: How to tackle current crisis without endangering economic growth

The European budget is vital for research, SMEs, job creation and tackling the EU’s external challenges. The European Parliament must fight to ensure this budget is up to the task, writes Siegfried Muresan.
Transport 01-06-2016

Member states haggle over ‘low-carbon mobility’ goals

The European Commission is having “very intense discussions” with member states over the individual emissions reduction percentage that they will be assigned to reduce emissions in sectors not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme, a top EU official told journalists today (31 May).
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ERTRAC research roadmap: Next steps for urban freight
Transport 28-09-2015

ERTRAC research roadmap: Next steps for urban freight

Urban freight is responsible for approximately 25 percent of urban transport related CO2 emissions and 30 to 50 percent of other transport related pollutants such as particulate matters (PM) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx).

Study: Germany accelerates research investment

According to a new German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) study, Germany is in the top five industrialised countries. However, investment is concentrated in only a small part of the industrial sector. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

MEPs denounce EU funding of Israeli defence firms

MEPs have called for tighter controls on European financing of Israeli companies. Lax regulation currently allows weapons manufacturers access to EU funding. EURACTIV France reports
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Aviation 02-07-2015

Clean Sky in Action

Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.
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Without non-ferrous metals, no energy transition!

The video demonstrates how non-ferrous metals contribute to achieve an energy transition – with three case studies.
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Making History: EUREKA 30 Years!

EUREKA is an intergovernmental organisation focused on mobilising funds and fostering collaboration for the benefit of near-market projects across all fields of civilian technology. Over the last three decades, it has been responsible for bringing together SMEs, large companies, research institutes and universities to advance the state of technology in Europe for economic benefit. More than 40 countries now hold EUREKA membership, and a number of nations outside of the continent – South Korea, Canada and South Africa – are also included as associate countries.
Languages & Culture 05-05-2015

Language technologist: Europe needs a language infrastructure, not just Google Translate

Europe's language industry has lost ground to American technology companies. But it still has a chance to offer better services, says Jochen Hummel.
José Manuel Barroso at the EIT

EU innovation institute hosts crucial meeting amidst funding questions

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)’s annual forum will seek this week to address concerns over the body’s management of its flagship Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICS).
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Global Europe 31-03-2015

Bie?kowska launches high-level defence research group

On Monday (30 March), El?bieta Bie?kowska , Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, launched a new high-level group to advise the EU on how it can support research on a future defence union.
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Valbruna on Trade Secrets in Europe

Know-how or confidential business information (trade secrets) are important for the competitiveness of European businesses. These intangible assets are fundamental to their innovation and research efforts. Their adequate and harmonised protection across Europe therefore represents an invaluable factor for growth and jobs.