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Research is vital to development. Innovation also depends on being able to put all the human capital available to the test. According to statistics, this situation is still far from the reality. This is a repost of Per innovare (e crescere) servono le donne, originally published in InGenere by Sabina Passamonti (@spassamonti, Facebook, LinkedIn), and… » read more

Posted by Mathew Lowry

That the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is having some seriously detrimental effects on EU-Russia relations is nothing new. But I think we’ve heard enough about this so-called ”new Cold War”. This is a repost of Playing with Russia in the Baltic Sea Sandpit: Challenges and Opportunities, originally published on LinkedIn by Clarissa Hirst (@clarissa_hirst, LinkedIn),… » read more

Posted by Mathew Lowry

As scientists, it can sometimes be difficult to see the real-world implications of some of our research. Concepts can often seem abstract and remote when sitting in a lab or taking field measurements. But researching the Earth sciences can have profound effects on global society. This is a repost of GeoPolicy: 8 science-based projects improving… » read more

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Physics, the fascinating branch of science, had enthralled me from the very first class in school. This is a repost of Fascinația științei, originally published in Romanian by Monica Tonea (Facebook), and submitted to the Europe in My Region 2016 blogging competition. I was lucky to have as my teacher a complex, humane person, unlike… » read more

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New ventures valued over $1 billion are called Unicorns. The cumulative Unicorn valuation in the U.S. since 2014 is $323.6 billion; the same figure in Europe is only $35.9 billion. That’s a valuation of $1.01 per capita for the USA and only $0.05 for Europe, a difference of 21x. What’s going on? This is a… » read more

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This article has been prepared by Riccardo Tomasi (Head of the IoT Services Management research unit, Pervasive Technologies, ISMB) and Maurizio Spirito (Emerging Trends and Opportunities, ISMB), based on know-how generated by the GreenCom project. This is a repost of The top 20 Lessons to remember when running an ICT&Energy R&D project with a pilot… » read more

Posted by Mathew Lowry