EU-LIFE’s vision for the next European Programme FP9 : The next Horizon - Strategies to promote European competitiveness in innovation
In particular, EU-LIFE members highlight the need to refocus on strong support to excellent research irrespective of its technology readiness level.
“We, the Directors of 13 leading research institutes that are members of the EU-LIFE alliance, call the European Commission to recognize that for research & Innovation to be impactful beyond 2020, excellent science must be prioritised at all levels of the innovation cycle.”, says Jo Bury, current Chair of EU-LIFE and Managing Director of VIB, the Flemish Centre of life sciences in Belgium.
“H2020 has created a new paradigm in research and innovation. We are happy to support the drive for more and better impact of R&I in Europe, but there still are key aspects to be improved if we want excellent research to address crucial societal challenges in fields such as health, environment or social equality,” states Marta Agostinho, EU-LIFE coordinator.
Download the EU-LIFE statement HERE