R&D Scoreboard: Despite crisis, top EU firms continue to invest in innovation

Brussels, 8-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In the face of the continuing economic and financial crisis, major EU-based firms continue to rely on R&D for their competitive edge. They increased R&D investment by 8.9% in 2011, up from 6.1% in 2010. The increase … Read the full press release

Science for disaster risk reduction and response: Role of the Commission’s in-house science service

Brussels, 8-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Disaster resilience, and in particular prevention and preparedness measures, are increasingly high priority on the global political agenda. Science and technology offer key solutions to improve preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters, including those related … Read the full press release

Berlin 10 Conference “Networked scholarship in a networked world: participation in open access”

Berlin 10 Conference / Cape Town, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen The Berlin Open Access Conferences have already taken place in Europe, China and the US, and now I am delighted to be here at this tenth edition in South … Read the full press release

Joint funding of European-African research projects agreed

Brussels, 7-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The first initiative of European and African countries to jointly fund collaborative research projects will be agreed today during a visit by Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to Cape Town. The calls, to be launched … Read the full press release

Active and healthy ageing: concrete action plans for a better life for older Europeans

Brussels,  7-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The first Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing takes place in Brussels today. The Conference is headlined by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner Maire Geoghegan Quinn, Kathleen … Read the full press release

International European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Conference

EDCTP High-Level Meeting / Cape Town, 5-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Your Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be in Cape Town to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Science & Technology Cooperation Agreement between … Read the full press release