In late March of this year, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick suggested in an interview that many people over 70-himself included-would be willing to risk contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) so as not to, in his words, "sacrifice the country." At the time, his comments were widely re
Nature Risk Rising: Why the Crisis Engulfing Nature Matters for Business and the Economy
This New Nature Economy report calls out the dependency and impact of business on nature and aims to ensure that biodiversity and nature-related risks are appropriately considered within the broader economic growth agenda.
Significant Economic Benefits? Enhancing the Impact of Open Science for Knowledge Users
In this post it is discussed how open research can lead to economic benefits. The author suggests that future open research policies should focus on developing research discovery, translation and the capacity for research utilisation outside of the academy.
Nobel Prize for the Economics of Innovation and Climate Change Stirs Controversy
This year's prize for economics has sparked a rarer controversy. Some economists argue one winner's work is wrongheaded and has compromised humanity's ability to deal with the existential threat of climate change.
Next EU Research Fund Needs to Help Start-Ups to Scale-Up
Fear of investing in innovation is preventing promising start-ups from reaching their full potential and that’s preventing growth across Europe, a conference on the future of EU research funding heard.