Plans to make the EU a global bio-hub


A cornerstone of Horizon 2020 will be to fund research tackling the major societal challenges facing the EU, for example climate change, health and ageing, resource efficiency and food security. According to Nathalie Moll, Secretary-General of EuropaBio, the biotechnology industry is central to tackling these challenges through its many applications in healthcare, agriculture and industrial biotech. However, she is also warning that a possible cut in funding and a sometimes unpredictable regulatory framework could hamper any final breakthroughs.

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