• Posted 10-Apr-2019

Search is on for new steward to deliver Plan S open access

Robert-Jan Smits finished his one year mandate as the European Commission’s open access envoy end of Ferbrury and will be replaced for now by Robert Kiely, head of open research at the Wellcome Trust, until a long-term coordinator for the Plan S open access initiative is appointed.


  • Posted 10-Apr-2019

Launch of six European initiatives with potential for transformational impact on society and the economy

The European Commission is announcing the winners of a pan-European competition open to researchers addressing grand scientific and technological challenges that could change our future.


  • Posted 10-Apr-2019

Closing the loop: Commission delivers on Circular Economy Action Plan

All 54 actions under the plan launched in 2015 have now been delivered or are being implemented. This will contribute to boost Europe's competitiveness, modernise its economy and industry to create jobs, protect the environment and generate sustainable growth.


  • Posted 10-Apr-2019

RISE Group Publication ‘101 Ideas on the Future of Research and Innovation in Europe’

On 5 March, the Research, Innovation and Science Expert (RISE) group presented its new publication entitled '101 Ideas on the future of Research and Innovation in Europe'.


  • Posted 10-Apr-2019

Future Plans for Integrating Higher Education Across DG RTD

The Academic Research and Innovation unit (B7) in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) is currently planning how to integrate academia and higher education issues into the next EU Framework Programme - Horizon Europe.