Research funding and choosing priorities
organised by lavoce.info Francesco Giavazzi
coordinated by Roberto SatolliSince 2010 public funding for research is declining or at a standstill at international level. In Italy above all, there has been a constant and marked fall that is creating a fatal risk for the whole sector, already traditionally asphyxiated. Industrial investment, while doing its part, cannot substitute for independent research, while with Horizon 2020 European funds offer few resources for basic scientific research. A model of growth based on the adoption of innovations created elsewhere urgently needs to be reviewed.