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Scientists must lobby for Horizon 2020, says commissioner

The commissioner for research and innovation, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, has reiterated a rallying cry for researchers to actively support the Horizon 2020 proposal, at a healthcare conference in Cyprus.

Speaking at the INOVAHEALTH event in Larnaca, Geoghegan-Quinn said: “The budget negotiations will be tough, and I am concerned that research and innovation may be vulnerable… partly because scientists are not a well organised or vocal lobby.”

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