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Science Business innovation board letter

The Science Business innovation board, a group of industry and university representatives, has published an open letter calling on European Council president Herman Van Rompuy to protect the budget for Horizon 2020 at €80 billion.

In the letter, the board states that the “economic evidence in support of public R&D spending is extensive”. The authors also cite their direct experience of the benefits that investment can have for technological and research breakthroughs.

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