I mentioned yesterday about the EU Commission's plans to radically overhaul its approach to funding research and innovation. As expected these were launched in the form of a green paper today which is now open for public consultation until 20 May 2011. Quick summary as follows ( eGov also has quite a good overview). The … Continue reading EU plants green shoots of recovery
Science fear not. Those of you disappointed that the EU summit on 4th Feb only got round to the subject of 'innovation' at a late hour and to little discussion should take heart from the fact that patients have been used to being at the end of a conference/meeting agenda etc for most of the … Continue reading The NHS reforms and patients…and EU research shake-up?
A brief interlude in all things politics gives me the opportunity to relay some events of the last few weeks. First, a long overdue welcome to our three new member charities: Epilepsy Action; Furlong Research Charitable Foundation and; Pancreatric Cancer UK. That takes our membership up to 124 charities. Monday night saw me attend the … Continue reading A non-commercial break…and FP8