Challenge for Europe

We propose that research financed by the public sector be oriented towards the non-market sector. In spite of the public debate dedicated to the importance of sustainable development, research linked to it remains marginal. Why? Political decision-makers have chosen to invest their research budgets in “profitable” research areas. Today, we must act urgently to open these budgets to research on other topics.

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Post written by Claudia Neubauer, co-founder of Fondation de Sciences Citoyennes (Foundation for Citizen Sciences), www.sciencescitoyennes.org

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  1. Dear Claudia

    Interesting post, but do you have any figures and empirical evidence to support your slightly academic theses, after all who is better suited than private companies to commercialise R&D results and create economic value for society (while, of course, not questioning the enormous value of public research) ?

    Best

    Your i-blogger

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