Friday, October 24, 2008

Innovating for the Future

In a move to increase the number of scientists and engineers, the European Science Foundation (ESF) is holding an exploratory workshop, as reported here. There are five sessions including: Entering the Labour Market, Human Capital and Careers, Labour Mobility, Researcher Performance, and R&D workers in industry. Co-convenor Andries de Grip had this to say regarding the workshop:

"Freeman stated that policy makers do not seem to be fully aware of the fact that scientists and engineers are the key actors in innovation, and will therefore be crucial for the future competitiveness of developed countries, which is at risk in both the US and Europe"

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