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Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap


29 May 2015 Brussels - The European Research and Innovation Area Committee (ERAC) has achieved the endorsement of the 'European Research Area Roadmap 2015-2020' by the Competitiveness Council.

"We at Science Europe know that forging a common vision across very diverse countries can be a challenge”, stated Amanda Crowfoot, Director of Science Europe, "but, like ERAC, we also believe in the power of collaboration."

With the Roadmap the EU Member States and associated countries take a leading role in ERA implementation, and affirm that the diversity of national research and innovation systems does not prompt for one-size-fits-all policy approaches.

Science Europe commends the approach chosen by ERAC of identifying a limited set of areas to focus attention and set objectives. Science Europe chose the same approach in 2013 when it released its strategic plan, the Science Europe Roadmap.

The ERA and Science Europe Roadmaps comprise five overlapping policy areas, and present clear opportunities for information exchange and collaboration between ERAC and Science Europe.

There are many areas where the complementarity between European and national policy needs to be more deeply explored and defined. With regards to Joint Programming (Priority 2A) for instance, the action identified by ERAC in the ERA Roadmap is "Improving alignment within and across the Joint Programming Process and the resulting initiatives ... and speeding up their implementation". The Members of Science Europe, collectively, have extensive experience with the implementation of Joint Programming, and Science Europe will be releasing in June a Position Statement on the matter, to start a dialogue on the future of JPIs.

In terms of Research Infrastructures (Priority 2B), the ERA Roadmap calls for "Making optimal use of public investments in RIs by setting national priorities compatible with the ESFRI priorities and criteria taking full account of long term sustainability". Science Europe has long called for improving the compatibility between ESFRI-related goals and the needs to serve national and regional infrastructural needs.

The ERA Roadmap is a great opportunity to update the priorities set out in the 2012 ERA Communication, and to ensure that European goals for national research policy are adapted to new and evolving needs.

Professor Miguel Seabra, President of Science Europe, noted: "The ERA Roadmap is presented as a 'living' document, this is a major asset because policy needs to be able to evolve constantly, and our understanding of what works and what doesn't also improves over time. At Science Europe, we hope that the synergies between the Roadmap of national ministries and the Roadmap of national research agencies will be fully exploited to a mutual benefit."
Source: Science Europe

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...