Disruptive Innovation: The prospects of a European Darpa

In his speech at the Sorbonne University in September Emmanuel Macron called for the creation of a new European funding agency “for disruptive innovation” based on the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), the research arm of the Pentagon which has spawned some of the most transformative inventions of our times. In a piece in Science Business, Paul-Jasper Dittrich and Philipp Ständer explore the potential structure and remit of such an agency. According to them, a “European Darpa” could simultaneously boost strategic technology fields and member state e-government, and be led by either the European Commission or member states.

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