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It is somewhat paradoxical that, just as the European Commission is striving to simplify access to European research programmes, Europe's research landscape is growing ever more complicated. This is a central question both for the Commission’s green paper on Research and Innovation and the next European Association of Research Managers and Administrators event in Brussels on March 2. Why has this complexity arisen, and what can be done about it? In the early 50s all that existed was Cern. Research was not even considered properly at European level until the mid-70s. Now research, innovation and the links between them have central importance in propelling the new Innovation Union agenda. One effect of this welcome transition is that European initiatives and programmes have proliferated. Though many are positive developments, offering researchers new opportunities to fund their ideas, just listing current initiatives,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Research Blogs
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Feb 10, 2011