The Joint Research Centre's EU Reference Laboratory for Alternative to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has entirely revamped its Tracking System for Alternative methods towards Regulatory acceptance (TSAR), recently launched at the Commission’s scientific conference on “Non-animal Approaches-The way Forward” held on 6-7 December in Brussels.
On 6-7th December 2016, the European Commission held a scientific conference in Brussels to engage the scientific community and relevant stakeholders in a debate on how to exploit cutting edge advances in biomedical and other research in the development of scientifically valid non-animal approaches (alternatives to animal testing).
The new RIO Country Report on Mexico highlights the opportunities created for European players following the policy reforms in the Energy and telecommunications sector.
Mexico's spending in R&D reached its highest level for the last decade in 2014 (0.54% of GDP). The country is also the top ten attractor of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the world, mostly in manufacturing.
China 2015 RIO Report explains recent policy reforms and laws aiming to accelerate innovation-driven growth and address major challenges in China’s innovation system. It examines the recent 'Made in China 2025' plan and an ongoing major reform, begun in 2015, towards greater independence, transparency and coordination of the many R&D funding programmes.