Turning Science into Business is About Recognising Opportunity
Scientists need to work more closely with entrepreneurs and financiers to ensure groundbreaking research in Europe can be turned into successful business opportunities, according to the recently appointed chair of the European Innovation Council's pilot advisory board.
Giving Credit: Gender and the Hidden Labour Behind Academic Prestige
This blog post highlights the historical precedent of Mary Quayle Innis and the unrecognised impact she had on her husband Harold Adams Innis’ career and suggests that the social sciences and humanities would benefit from a wider interpretation of scholarly attribution than is currently practiced.
The Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Global Sprint was held online over the course of two-days (29-30 November 2018), where participants from around the world were invited to develop brief guides (stand alone, self paced training materials), called "Things", that can be used by the research community to understand FAIR in different contexts as well as some initial steps to consider.
Bulgaria's Mariya Gabriel Picked to Run Horizon Europe
The incoming president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, nominated Bulgaria's Mariya Gabriel to take charge of research, innovation and education, but has scotched research from the name of the brief for the first time, relabelling it the 'Innovation and Youth' portfolio.
Can Scientists Fill the Science Journalism Void? Online Public Engagement with Science Stories Authored by Scientists
In recent years traditional journalism has experienced a collapse, and science journalism has been a major casualty. One potential remedy is to encourage scientists to write for news media about science.