Four top scientists, all part of the World Economic Forum's Young Scientists Programme, including ERC grantees Gerardo Adesso and Fabio Sciarrino, share their experiences in this opinion piece. They call for openness in order to let scientists change research directions of their research. Alongside e.g. Bill & Melina Gates foundations, Howard Hugh Medival Institutes etc., the ERC is cited as a funding body that supports innovation and allows scientists to pivot their research and explore new paths, achieving higher impact.
ERC in the Press for 2016
An interview with ERC Scientific Council member Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers, on the occasion of her presence at the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Economics Faculty at Ljubljana University. ERC grant schemes, Slovenian performance in funding competitions and the consequences of Brexit were discussed. Slovenian Times published an overview of the visit.
ERC grantees Riekelt Houtkooper, Anna Davies and Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez comment on the importance of public support for blue sky research.
An interview with ERC Scientific Council member Prof. Isabelle Vernos on gender balance in research.