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Jean-Eric Paquet has been at the helm of the Horizon programme and DG Research and Innovation for the past four years. He will shortly leave to take up the role of the EU’s ambassador to Japan in…
Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Vice-Chair,  GCSA
Energy  |  Environment  |  Policy  |  Interview
In June 2021, the EU's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) published the Scientific Opinion entitled "A…
Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation (DG R&I)
Health  |  Interview
The implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Mission on Cancer will go far beyond research…
As the world's newest Nobel Prize laureates gather for Nobel Week, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel speaks about the incredible advancements made by scientists and the EU's commitment to creating more…
A rising number of businesses is making the case for nature-based solutions already, but it is time to progress from early movers to a broad movement, says Jean-Eric Paquet, the European Commission's…
Interview  |  Energy  |  Environment
The ability to keep food, medicines, vaccines and our buildings cool underpins much of our modern way of life, but it is also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. If the world is to meet its…
Basic, or ‘frontier’, research that expands the boundaries of our knowledge can help address some of the most important challenges of our time – and it’s important that more people become aware of…
Interview  |  Policy
Young researchers are curious, energetic, imaginative and look at the world in new ways, but their lack of job security or clear career path is a ‘major, major problem’, says Jean-Eric Paquet, the EU…
Interview  |  Health
Finding new viruses is easy – the hard part is understanding which ones cause disease, says Dr Lia van der Hoek, a virologist from the Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands, who discovered a human…
The smouldering heat generated during the formation of our planet and the continuous decay of radioactive material lies trapped within the Earth’s crust, just waiting to be tapped to satisfy humanity…
Interview  |  ICT  |  Health  |  Frontier research
Scientists are developing virus-sized robots that could defuse blood clots, explore human cells or even scrub water of impurities.
The successful development of mRNA vaccines for Covid-19 is ‘transformational’ and opens the doors to new types of vaccines for other infectious diseases as well as cancer, according to Dr Özlem…
Interview  |  Space
Asteroids — the bits and pieces left over from the formation of the inner planets — are a source of great curiosity for those keen to learn about the building blocks of our solar system, and to probe…