28 Mar

‘Evolution, not revolution’ will guide next EU research funding programme – Jean-Eric Paquet

‘Evolution, not revolution’ will guide next EU research funding programme – Jean-Eric Paquet“‘On open innovation (there are) ongoing discussions on the European Innovation Council (EIC) (and) on disruptive innovation. There is a lot which was done under Horizon 2020<ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/what-horizon-2020>, but the Commission is certainly very ambitious to do more. And this is, for me, a particularly interesting part of the mandate … because it really leads into a key discussion of how research results are then used.”‘We have now the guidelines of the European Council which were agreed by leaders, which I think are quite explicit. We clearly envisage, in terms of socio-economic cooperation, to continue to have a solid relationship with the UK – also in research and science.’‘We now have two more months to fine tune and fine-tuning is going to be an important part of the process. A key element is going to be the overall amount of the budget. The three scenarios (we are working with) are 80 (billion euros), 120 (billion euros) or 160 (billion euros).’Read more: goo.gl/5ARadp

13 Mar

DHL and Accenture Unlock the Power of Blockchain in Logistics

MARCH 12, 2018
DHL and Accenture Unlock the Power of Blockchain in Logistics

Trend report explores the technology’s potential for improving transparency and traceability
in supply chains and automating commercial processes

Blockchain technology spending expected to increase more than tenfold globally
between 2017 to 2021, according to IDC

Proof of concept successfully demonstrated track and trace of pharmaceutical products from manufacturing to patients, showing potential to eliminate counterfeiting of drugs.