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I apologise for my long absence from this blog. Recently I have, of course, followed the Commission hearings, at least for those of the new Commissioners that are most interesting from a regional research and innovation viewpoint. Clearly, this was a great moment for the European Parliament and for European democracy. One MEP quoted by… » read more

Michel Cosnard, the chairman of the French Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA), on the dialogue between big companies and research organisations: Do you think that there is a gap between business and scientific community in Europe? The situation regarding the field of information and communication science and technology (ICST) is very… » read more

Throughout Europe, barriers to collaboration between the public and private sectors – in particular when it comes to sharing revenues and cost – persist. They prevent the exploitation of public-funded research and the transformation of findings into patents and innovations generating growth. While science has become increasingly important for innovation and thus competitiveness, the European… » read more

The UFO phenomenon is formally studied in France by the “Information and study group on unidentified aerospace phenomena” (GEIPAN) at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES): Http://www.cnes-geipan.fr/ This service was established, in 1977, by Dr. Claude Poher who has been at the head of several European space programs and who has developed the Universons scientific… » read more

Exploration and Peace We have the European Space Agency a research centre is one of the example that man – womankind migrating from Africa inhabiting different continents still wants to explore. It is often hard for ESA to maintain honest research driven by curiosity and look for possible benefits space might bring us and to… » read more

Proposal to implement innovations in the most efficient manner which would comply to the urgent EU -e.g. environmental- issues and policies as seen in their global light. Establishment of a Projectmanagement Agency: – Actively reviewing all previous, closed, current and future research which Europe might need to implement in relation to priority of policy in… » read more

Universities for Europe

Universities are far too disconnected from Europe. Indeed, there are many personal relations between professors and students across Europe. But what is lacking is an involvement of the Universities as institutions – rectores, boards, faculties – in European integration. It is said that culture and education are not covered by the Treaty. This may be… » read more

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