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Development of new science based products to benefit society

Development of new science based products to benefit society By Ingemar Pongratz The European Commission has recently is in the process of launching a number of new innovation instruments in the context of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation scheme. This includes the European Research Council (EIC) which aims to support European innovators and entrepreneurs …

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Parliament proposal on future EU research budget

Parliament proposal on future EU research budget By Ingemar Pongratz   The Brexit frenzy has calmed down now that the UK and European Union have agreed to delay the UK’s planned exit from the European Union. The European Parliament elections are also closing but there are still important developments that will affect the European Research …

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European Parliament calls for higher research spending

European Parliament calls for higher research spending By Ingemar Pongratz   The preparations for the successor of the European Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme is currently ongoing and one of the key issues are of course the future budget of the new Framework Programme Horizon Europe. Recently, the European Parliament debated the future of …

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EU Court takes a stand on plant genetics

EU Court takes a stand on plant genetics By Ingemar Pongratz   The EU Court of Justice has recently decided that genetic manipulation of plants and animals using novel methods should as CRISPR should be considered according to the old rules. Therefore, any new plants where scientists have used CRISPR technology should be labelled as …

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