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Increasing electric car battery safety using calorimeters

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how the safety of batteries in electric vehicles links to the EU’s new ‘Fit for 55’ policy push.
July 2021 Asia

July 2021 Asia Analysis

Welcome to the July 2021 edition of Asia Analysis. In this edition, we hear from Minghui Zhang, Head of Section and Benoit Nguyen, Head of Department at DNV, who describe Asia’s renewable energy future, in India, Thailand, Malaysia and many other countries.
people and innovation

Europe invests in people and innovation

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, illustrates how education, research and innovation are essential for transformations that can lead us to a sustainable economy.
July 2021

Open Access Government July 2021

The bumper July 2021 edition of Open Access Government provides in-depth coverage of policy issues globally, such as COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, finance, agriculture, environment plus energy.
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BEPA and European Commission launch BATT4EU

The Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) and the European Commission signed the document that launches BATT4EU, which aims for sustainability with an investment of €925 million.
Department of Chemistry - Kitasato University

The Kamitani research group – Improving industrial reactions using iron

The Kamitani research group is focusing on the development of new technology using iron catalysis for improving the industrial reactions that currently require precious metals.
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Sir Andrew Mackenzie appointed new Chair of UKRI

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has appointed businessman and scientist Sir Andrew Mackenzie FRS as the preferred candidate to chair the UKRI.
techniques of genetic modification

COVID-19 vaccines & genetic modification

Graham Brookes, Agricultural Economist with PG Economics, UK, charts how the development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, derived using techniques of genetic modification, highlight ideological inconsistency and hypocrisy.
thaw slump, arctic permafrost

Abrupt thaw events: Local landscape degradations with large-scale impacts on Arctic ecosystems

Thaw slump events are local landscape degradations that are expanding with present-day warming in the Arctic, as explained by Maxime Thomas from the Earth and Life Institute at UCLouvain, Belgium.
ATTRACT - Developing breakthrough technologies for science and society

ATTRACT – Developing breakthrough technologies for science and society

The ATTRACT Consortium uses public funding to lower the intrinsic risk that breakthrough technology bears as it progresses.
treating genetic diseases

Today’s challenge of treating genetic diseases

Professor Olivier Braissant highlights here, how the challenges of treating genetic diseases can be exemplified by research on creatine transporter deficiency.
Indro Mukerjee

Indro Mukerjee appointed new CEO of Innovate UK

Indro Mukerjee has been appointed the new CEO of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
moonshot

Philanthropists must follow the governments lead and take a moonshot approach

James Chen, a philanthropist, discusses how philanthropists can follow the governments lead on addressing moonshot issues.
life science sector

The importance of the life science sector to the post-COVID economic recovery

Dean Billington, Chief Operating Officer at Brains Bioceutical, discusses the pivotal role of the life science sector in spearheading the post-Covid economic recovery and why driving forward R&D and innovation should be the nation’s top priority.
april asia, asia analysis

April 2021 Asia Analysis

In the April 2021 edition of Asia Analysis, Maiko Shimmura, from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, speaks about Japan’s efforts toward increasing the use of hydrogen energy.
bio-decontamination, bioquell

Case Study: A priority response plan (PRP) for bio-decontamination

Here, we learn how world leading supplier Bioquell devised a PRP for a Biopharmaceutical Production Facility ensuring high-level bio-decontamination in the event of contamination.
development of vaccines

VMIC: A base for worldwide collaboration in the development of vaccines

We spoke with Dr Matthew Duchars, CEO of the UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC), about their work not only to provide an integral response to COVID-19, but as a centre of excellence advancing the vaccine sector on a global scale.
April 2021

Open Access Government April 2021

The April 2021 edition of Open Access Government speaks about government policy issues globally, like COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, finance, digital transformation, agriculture, environment and energy.
geophysical survey research, taiwan

Taiwan: High-resolution seabed geophysical survey research

Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University and Global Aqua Survey Ltd, walks us through his high-resolution seabed geophysical survey research around offshore areas in Taiwan.
gender equality plan, gender equality

Horizon Europe applicants must show gender equality plan to get funding

From 2022, Horizon Europe funding applications by public bodies, research organisations and higher education institutions will only be considered if they have a gender equality plan.

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