EU Commissioner names Sparrho as an example of "powerful new tools" in publishing

Press Release ( - SHOREDITCH, England - Oct 20, 2016 - Two days ago at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the publishing industry’s largest conference, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation delivered a three-part argument for his advocacy of open access for scientific publications.

In his speech entitled “Open Access in a time of change”, Moedas urged publishers to embrace new business models in the market’s “transition from pay-to-read to free-to-read”.

Moedas emphasised that “real competitive advantage” will hail from a wide range of innovations, as exemplified by modern peer-review and publishing platforms, and “powerful new tools such as Sparrho.”

In response, Dr Vivian Chan, CEO and Co-founder of Sparrho, stated:
“On 27th January 2016 in Amsterdam, I had the precious opportunity to speak directly to Commissioner Moedas and all EU Ministers for Research and Innovation about the importance of Open Access and Open Data in maintaining Europe’s competitive edge as a home for world-leading research and fast-growing startups like Sparrho. I am very pleased to hear that the European Commission’s efforts have gathered even more momentum in the past months, as evidenced by Commissioner Moedas’ announcement that 50% of articles are now openly accessible. Sparrho will continue to apply technological advances in artificial intelligence to improve the dissemination of scientific knowledge.”

Notes to Editors:

The full text of Moedas’ speech can be viewed here:…

Please direct all press and media enquiries to
Sybil Wong, PhD
Head of Marketing and Communications, Sparrho

About Sparrho

Sparrho combines human and artificial intelligence to help researchers and professionals from 120+ countries stay on top of the science that matters to them. Holding over 47 million items from more than 45,000 sources, Sparrho imports at least 4,000 new articles everyday to give users a personalised, real-time view of the latest discoveries.

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