12/21/2010 – Preparing Europe for a New Renaissance: A Strategic View of the European Research Area says the European Union and the world are in need of another “renaissance” in order to confront the challenges that will present themselves when 9 billion people occupy the planet in the next 20 years. Every European alive must embrace creativity, excellence and efficiency and there must be a “paradigm shift in the way we think, live and interact together as well as a paradigm shift in what the role and place of science should be,” says the board. With pressure on the Earth’s resources, “research and innovation will be the cornerstones of this new era and it must be linked to jobs, growth and progress. We need to restore trust between science and society.”
The 36-page report describes six themes that will set the course for a new era in European research.
From Manufacturing News (Tuesday November 30, 2010)