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24 Apr 2023

Top scientists to address climate emergency in Montreux this week

Photo credit: Frontiers More than 500 top scientific researchers and influencers will meet in Switzerland later this week for the Frontiers Forum Live, which is taking place in Montreux from 27-29 April. The event, now in its eighth year, will address critical issues including the climate crisis, improving global health and well-being, and preserving biodiversity. This is its first hybrid edition, and the Forum is expected to attract thousands of invited researchers to participate online.   The mission of the Frontiers Forum is to bring together trailblazing figures from the realms of science, policy, commerce, and society. It creates a platform enabling expertise and cooperation that will hasten the transition to open science, spur the creation of groundbreaking solutions, and pave the way for a world in which all can lead healthy lives on a healthy planet. By facilitating dialogue and partnerships among these leaders, the Forum is helping to catalyze transformational change and build a brighter future.  Kamila Markram, CEO and co-founder of Frontiers, said: “It’s thanks to science that we can be together in person again and run our first ever hybrid event – this time with thousands of participants joining us online. The record-breaking development of effective vaccines […]

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16 Dec 2022

2022 in review: a message from our CEO

As CEO of Frontiers, and on behalf of my colleagues, it is my pleasure to share with you some of the insights gained and lessons learned from the events of 2022.    Thanks to science, the threat of COVID-19 to our day-to-day lives has waned.  The record-breaking development of effective vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 was accomplished by openly sharing scientific research articles through initiatives such as the CORD-19 Open Research dataset. Open science has proven what we can achieve if collaboration can flourish. It has shown that free, immediate, and unrestricted access to all publicly funded research for innovators, doctors, scientists, journalists, you, me, and people everywhere is absolutely critical if we are to find solutions to today’s most pressing global challenges at speed.  Earlier this year, new policy guidance from the United States White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) stated that the results of taxpayer-supported research should be made immediately available to the American public, without restriction. It is a moment that encapsulates the lessons of COVID-19 and represents the progress we are now making. It is also one of celebration for everyone who has been fighting for open access to publicly funded research results for more […]

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07 Jul 2017

Frontiers contributes to the shaping of Research & Innovation in Europe

The future of Europe and its economy is based on research and innovation. Over 700 scientists, innovators, business people and policy makers came together at the recent conference, Research & Innovation – Shaping our Future, hosted by Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, to discuss the vision and recommendations proposed by a High Level Group on maximizing the impact of EU research and innovation programs. A range of visionary speakers, including Nobel Prize winners, major industry experts, researchers, innovators and policy makers, were invited to discuss how research and innovation could transform our economy and improve our society. Frontiers’ CEO Kamila Markram, along with Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust and Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General of CERN, were asked for their feedback on two specific recommendations within the report: Design the EU R&I program for greater impact Better capture and communicate impact During this session, Maintaining World Class Scientific Excellence, Frontiers CEO, Kamila Markram, proposed two key messages for consideration by the European Commission in the next framework program: A common vision Open Science A common vision to inspire researchers, industry and citizens.  Markram recommended that a single European vision will inspire and unite its citizens. “Quality of […]

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23 Nov 2016

Frontiers wins Entrepreneur of the Year at Stevies

Shining a spotlight on organizations run by women, women executives and entrepreneurs, the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business announced the results of its 2016 competition on Friday, November 18. This year, Frontiers took home the Gold Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year category. “It is a great honor to have Frontiers recognized in this international competition. Modern society is based on science and technology and with Frontiers, we strive to make science open for everyone and empower scientists, women and men alike, in the scholarly communication process. To have this important mission recognized is an great achievement for all those who work hard to make Open Science a reality” said Frontiers’ CEO Kamila Markram. With more than 500 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Nations represented at the event include Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A. More than 1,400 nominations from organizations and individuals in 22 nations were submitted to the awards this year for consideration in categories.

<p>Kamila Markram Chercheuse en neurosciences, cofondatrice et CEO de Frontiers, 40 ans<br /> Kamila Markram Chercheuse en neurosciences, cofondatrice et CEO de Frontiers, 40 ans</p> <p>© Fabio Massimo Aceto</p>

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27 May 2016

Frontiers CEO part of Forum 100

Kamila Markram, CEO and co-founder of Frontiers, has been named in L’Hedbo’s Forum 100 list. Each year the magazine names 100 innovators from French-speaking Switzerland. Kamila Markram, as well as being the CEO of Frontiers, is a neuroscientist and autism researcher. In 2007 she co-founded Frontiers, the open access scientific publisher, with her husband Henry Markram.  Their mission is to open up the flow of research knowledge by creating impact-neutral peer reviews while publishing research rapidly and making it openly accessible to all. Kamila’s goal and continuous push for innovation fit perfectly with the theme of the 12th edition of the Forum 100, which was ‘Un monde de nouvelles frontières’ – ‘a world of new frontiers’ looking at globalization. “With 2 million research articles published each year and growing, the traditional system of delaying valid research articles for years in rejection cascades and behind subscription paywalls is dysfunctional and not aligned with the needs of the research communities and society,” explains Kamila.  “We started Frontiers because we felt that researchers need to be empowered in taking publication decisions, and that all bias or political decisions in deciding whether a paper is published should be removed so that innovation can happen democratically and faster.” […]

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23 Jun 2014

‘I owe my business to my frustration as a scientist’ – Kamila Markram to speak at ESOF 2014

Kamila Markram, co-founder and CEO of Frontiers, will be speaking at the 2014 Euroscience Open Forum on June 23   From a tool to share figures in a citable way, to a system that tracks and reports on academics’ grants and publications, an increasing number of start-up companies are ‘spinning out’ of academic institutions worldwide. Many recent examples are not from traditional tech-transfer offices. They are researchers frustrated by not having the effective tools necessary to do their work, so they are building their own. As part of an ESOF 2014 panel session on this growing trend, Kamila Markram, a neuroscientist and autism researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), will talk about her experience of co-founding and leading Frontiers. Established out of a collective frustration and desire to empower researchers to change the way science is created, evaluated and communicated, Frontiers offers open-access publishing and innovative open science tools. Session details I owe my business to my frustration as a scientist Time: 15:00 – 16:15 (CEST) , June 23, 2014 Twitter hashtag: #ESOFmyscibus Nature has published a three-part series in the run up to the session and you can read an interview with the speakers, including Kamila, here: The Euroscience Open Forum […]