news Helsinki’s ambitious Uber for buses experiment has failed. What went wrong?

Helsinki has abandoned Kutsuplus, a much-heralded scheme which mixed elements of taxi and public transport services. The founders of the Aalto University spin-out say the system cost too much

news Higher education cuts threaten to undermine Finland’s standing as leading innovator

Unexpected, sudden and very large cuts come at a time when Finland needs innovation-driven growth more than ever, says Aalto University President Tuula Teeri

news Vaccine race underway for Zika virus

Following stark warnings from the World Health Organization, the rapid development of a vaccine has become a top priority

news EU money for clean energy transition is being spent on fossil fuels, says report

Environmental pressure groups criticise 9 member states in central and eastern Europe for using EU regional funding to prop up existing fossil fuel systems, rather than to tackle climate change

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KU Leuven drone mixes plane and quadcopter technology

Researchers built a prototype delivery drone that could rival the likes of Amazon Prime Air and Google's Project Wing. VertiKUL 2 combines the ability of quadcopters to take off and land vertically with both the speed of conventional aircraft and their capacity to fly long distances.

Survey The European Innovation Council: What can it be?

The European Commission is considering a proposal to create a new agency to push breakthrough innovations to market: a European Innovation Council. Is it a good idea? What could it do?

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viewpoints Why do we need a European Innovation Council?

The cloudy vision for the EIC invites scepticism. Convince me with a set of objectives, a strategy and action plan, says MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel, deputy chair of ITRE

viewpoints It’s a lot easier to grow a start-up in Europe than six years ago

The ecosystem is improved, but dedication, commitment and hard work remain the key to success, says Croatian entrepreneur Ivo Spigel, who interviewed 28 of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs for his book, The European Start-up Revolution

viewpoints EU technology policies need to reach the start-up audience

What is claimed as the world’s largest technology incubator is taking shape in Paris. Its director, Roxanne Varza, says the city is gathering steam as a digital hub and the EU needs to support European start-ups in going global

viewpoints Think carefully: what can a European Innovation Council add?

Setting up a body to do for innovation what the European Research Council has done for science won’t work. Support for research and support for innovation are two different realms, Peter Tindemans, secretary general of Euroscience tells Science|Business

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report The Knowledge Future: Intelligent policy choices for Europe 2050

This report elaborates on challenges and opportunities that three "Megatrends" - globalization, demographic change and technological change - represent for Europe’s...

report Creating a virtuous circle in technology transfer - The case of KU Leuven

Leading research universities around the world are becoming powerful engines of innovation. The most successful institutions generate tens or even hundreds...

report The impact of high-growth entrepreneurship policy in Finland

This report explores the effectiveness of Finland’s high-growth entrepreneurship policy: whether or not this policy has helped mitigate money and skills gaps in the Finnish entrepreneurial ecosystem, thereby helping new firms grow.

report Picking up where the banks left off: Can IP help small companies grow, and Europe’s economy revive?

In this report, we look at the big picture of IP management across the globe – and offer some case studies...

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event The 2016 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference - 4th Edition

A Science|Business public conference

Brussels - 16 February 2016

event The European Innovation Council: What’s the plan?

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 22 March 2016

event SAM: What role for the EU’s scientific advisory panel?

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 19 April 2016

event Innovating the Energy Union. The new SET plan: what will it yield?

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 17 May 2016

event EU Healthcare: How to shift the focus to patient outcomes

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 01 June 2016

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network University of Bologna: A “cosmic scale” unmasks thin-looking fat stars

A team of researchers of the Bologna University has proposed a “cosmic scale” able to unmask these elusive thin-looking fat stars. A few heavy stars generated by stellar interactions are hidden in the core of ancient stellar systems made of millions lighter stars, with masses lower than that of our Sun.

network Biogen joins pioneering target validation collaboration

The Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation welcomes new member Biogen, expanding its efforts to accelerate drug discovery research

network EUA approves roadmap on open access

The Council of the European University Association (EUA) is pleased to announce that it has published its “Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications” after an endorsement from the EUA Council at its meeting on 29 January 2016.

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