news Time to simplify schemes for supporting university-industry R&D collaboration says major UK review
Support mechanisms for technology transfer and collaborations are frustrating and confusing. As a result the UK is not reaping the full potential of connecting companies with university research
As usual, regulation is running behind technological innovation. As new digital services disrupt established business models, governments are slow to make a balanced response
The Finnish government’s ‘Young Innovative Firms’ initiative delivers substantial value for money, says report
Centre-left bloc in European Parliament reaches agreement over controversial investor protection provision in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact
The European Commission is making moves towards opening up science and plans to put all EU research data into an open access online database. “We need more and more open access to research results and the underlying data,” says Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
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viewpoints Greek scientists debate the economic crisis
Greece’s research base is crumbling and the brightest minds brain draining away, many warn. Science|Business talks to two representative researchers about what should be done
Europe needs a mandatory exception to let scientists mine publicly-funded research locked up in the online databases of academic content. The recent EU Parliamentary vote does not provide this, says Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services at University College London
EU moves to make data mining by researchers exempt from copyright law would not remove the technical barriers. The right way to open up this resource is through a single sign-on licensing service, says Duncan Campbell, Director at John Wiley & Sons
At two hours from Lisbon by plane, Madeira is looked upon as something of an innovation backwater. We’re gathering a team of researchers that will challenge the perception, says Nuno Nunes, a researcher with a penchant for subversive and surprising technology
There are several barriers holding back science-industry collaboration, but the most urgent one is the reluctance to protect intellectual property in advance of publishing research results, according to two of Poland’s leading patent attorneys
To succeed at Horizon 2020, you need a good road map – not just for the fundamentals of applying for grants, but...
In October 2014, members of the Science|Business Network of universities and companies met in Berlin to compare notes about the future of four key sectors in Europe. This is what they see coming.
report Fixing the system: Horizon 2020 should focus on the overall system for delivering healthcare, experts say
Across the European Union, healthcare authorities are striving to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their delivery systems. The population is...
Every year since 2008, the Science|Business Innovation Board has gathered entrepreneurs and innovators from across Europe for its annual awards. Meet this year’s winners – transforming education, enterprise, and the economy.
The world spends millions a year on telescopes, synchrotrons, colliders, DNA databases and other ‘big science’ projects. What does it get for that money?
event Energy Roadmaps: How can the US and EU work together to encourage investment in a clean, secure power system?
Washington, DC - 23 July 2015
A high level conference on the leading life science clusters in Europe
Brussels - 22 September 2015
AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge today announced three new joint schemes to support more than 80 PhD scholarships and eight clinical lectureships over the next five years spanning translational science, basic and clinical research.
King’s College London has unveiled plans to create an innovative Science Gallery in the heart of London that will attract more than 300,000 visitors a year.
Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is to be part of the new revolutionary EPSRC UK-RAS Network, which brings together the UK’s core academic capabilities in robotic innovation under national coordination for the first time.