Scientific research is our most valuable tool to produce new knowledge and thus, we must ensure that it is given the right amount of funding to protect and enhance the development and well-being of our societies.
To spur a global scientific effort towards research, someone must lead the others by example and who is better for this task than the members of the Group of Seven?
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States are already a lighthouse among the World’s nations for their excellent democratic standards, lifestyle, stability and industrial achievements. This is the time to step up the efforts and join forces to create a shared model of scientific research funding, promoting merit, excellence and fairness, and paving the way for the other nations to do the same and work towards one collective goal: the survival of humanity.
In this Paper, first, we contextualized the importance of scientific research today, comparing the G7 countries’ contributions to the cause; then we analyzed Italy, which holds the Presidency of the G7 Summit’s 43rd edition; and finally we developed a model of scientific research funding mechanisms that would consider all the stakeholders and grant the best outcome for everyone.
Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, this year the Technology Forum Life Sciences was honored to host a Side Event of the G7 Science Ministers’ meeting, with the ambitious purpose of investigating the role of research in the promotion of future technologies and innovations. (In collaboration with Fondazione Telethon)