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Italy aims to link up research spending


‘Technical table’ will bring together experts from all ministries with R&D responsibilities

A push for better coordination of Italy’s public spending on research has begun with the formal launch of a group of experts from across all government ministries with responsibility for R&D money.

The ‘technical table’ of experts will begin by surveying existing public research funds at national, regional and local level and feeding this information to a new unit in the Ministry of Universities and Research. That unit, which is in charge of evaluating investments and providing coordination and guidance to ministries, will be led by Bank of Italy economist Raffaello Bronzini.

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