The ERC took part in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 in Davos to bring cutting-edge research into the discussion and to promote Europe as a magnet for talent (see press release and ERC press conference). Several news outlets, including Business Standard (India), Xinhua News Agency (China) and ANSA (Italy) reported on the ERC's presence in Davos and the importance of frontier research.
At the summit, ERC President Jean Pierre Bourguignon gave a number of interviews, including on Swiss national radio, as well as in the Dutch daily Financieel Dagblad. Furthermore, various media outlets featured ERC grantees speaking at the forum, including Prof. Hélène Rey, Prof. Sir Christopher Pissarides, Prof. Jeremy O'Brien, Prof. Maja Pantic, Prof. Natalie Stingelin and Prof. Martin Vetterli. Read or watch some of the coverage: the BBC, Science 2.0, SRF (CH).