A highlight of the recent event Openness and commercialisation was a panel of academia and industry experts and representatives brought together to discuss tensions and synergies, and the way forward to balance commercial advantage with open science.
CESAER and UNICA have published a joint open letter to the European Commission and Science Europe, outlining our recommendations on how to advance funding for inter- and transdisciplinary research under competitive national and European funding instruments in the years ahead.
We have nominated Karel Luyben for election as President of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Association. The elections of President and Board of Directors will take place during the first General Assembly of the EOSC Association on 17 December.
The initiative, launched by two young researchers, urges for the drastic cuts to Horizon Europe to be reversed and has gathered strong support from 75 Members of the European Parliament and over 700 scientists, including several Nobel prize winners.
We have co-signed and fully support a statement by Christian Ehler (Member of the European Parliament & Rapporteur for Horizon Europe) calling upon EU Heads of State and Government to match green and digital goals with a budget fit for this age.
Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will host a conference in Tomsk (Russian Federation) in September 2021 providing (i) a global stage to its (international) networks, and (ii) an opportunity to reach out and engage with universities of S&T from China, Europe and Russia.
The symposium will take place as a hybrid event in the fringe of COP 26 on Monday, 8 November 2021 from 8:30 to 15:00 local Glasgow time. Strathclyde will host this joint event at its Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) located in central Glasgow two miles from the SEC.