In the paper titled “European Research Infrastructures: Value, Role and Support in Horizon Europe,” EIROforum emphasises that the RIs “are pivotal in sustaining and enhancing the competitiveness and world-class excellence of the European science.”
Starting 2nd July 2018, EUROfusion takes over the chairmanship of EIROforum from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
EIROforum and the European Commission signed their new joint work plan for the years 2018-2020.
In Sofia last week EIROforum Chair and EMBL Director-General Iain Mattaj outlined how research infrastructures underpin basic research and bring value to society.
Research Infrastructures including EIROforum representatives meet at AAAS 2018 to discuss how to better foster innovation potential.
EIROforum publishes its position on the next European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Position paper on how EIROforum could contribute to the European Open Science Cloud.
EMBL Director-General Iain Mattaj takes over the Chairship of EIROforum and reflects on the role that EIROforum can play in international science.
On 11 May, EIROforum’s Directors-General assembly met with the European Commissioner for Research, Carlos Moedas, and Director-General for Research and Innovation, Robert Jan-Smits, in Brussels to discuss the EC's current and future research programmes as well as the EC’s plans to launch the European Open Science Cloud.
The European Intergovernmental Research Organisations (EIROs), members of EIROforum, provide world-class research infrastructures and facilities to users from various scientific communities. In order to stay at the forefront of their research fields, the EIROs continuously develop and implement novel cutting-edge technologies, many of which have industrial, healthcare and other applications linked to grand societal challenges. The EIROs and other European research infrastructures are often part of the innovation chain and can be a critical enabler of innovation processes. They contribute to the competitiveness of Europe in the R&D&I domain, act as catalysers of innovation activities, and train future scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.
With this short paper the EIROs outline their views regarding the creation of a new European Innovation Council (EIC) and propose some ideas and basic principles for its implementation.
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