Jauho regards Albert Einstein as his greatest influence
Finnish Academician of Science Pekka Jauho turned 90 on 27 April 2013. Jauho, who is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Physics and former Director General of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, cites the German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein as the greatest influence on his career.
Research delivers added value for Europe
“The Grand Committee of the Finnish Parliament is quite satisfied with the funding proposed for Horizon 2020, the EU’s new framework programme for research and innovation. The European Council’s budget negotiations resulted in a proposal of some 78 billion euros for the programme,” says MP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri , Chair of the Grand Committee. The final budget is set to be ratified by the...
Horizon 2020 is the world’s largest research funding programme
The European Union’s financial framework for the years 2014–2020 is awaiting the final green light from the European Parliament. Of the EU’s total EUR 960 billion budget, approximately EUR 70 billion is being allocated to research and innovation funding through the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). “Horizon 2020 is the world’s largest research funding programme,”...
Opportunities in scarcity
“The general budget-cutting mentality doesn't take into account any areas that need to be improved or further invested in. We're a small nation and, therefore, we can only succeed on the global scale as a country offering top expertise,” says Leena Mörttinen , Director, Competitiveness and Growth, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).
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