news Nanosatellites open up space research as Finland builds its first satellite

All nations have a right to explore space but to date it’s been a privilege for rich countries. Now, satellites are becoming so cheap they are within the reach of start-ups and university students

news Scientists await details of reform of the controversial Human Brain Project

One year on, the new board overseeing the €1B project is yet to present revised strategic goals

news Romanian President commits to boosting innovation

Political leaders of Romania, Latvia and Bulgaria, the poor performers in Europe’s innovation stakes, have all made commitments to support research and innovation, but progress has been poor

news Finance ministers the ‘gravediggers’ of research, says university lobby

Head of LERU rails against ‘tiresome and recurrent attempts’ to cut the Horizon 2020 research budget

news Human gene editing work should continue say major UK research funders

Research bodies say they will continue to fund the controversial technique but call for a debate to discuss potential applications

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Manchester spin-out scales up graphene production

2-DTech, a spin-out from the University of Manchester, has refined and improved graphene production technologies. With the help of Innovate UK, the company is now developing equipment that allows the production of graphene for industrial applications.

Video source: Innovate UK 


viewpoints “I’m confident of a mandatory text and data mining deal for researchers”

Despite seeing her text on copyright reform watered down in a European Parliament vote in June, MEP Julia Reda tells Science|Business the case for data mining of published research is too strong for the EU to ignore

viewpoints Life scientific: the view from outside the EU

How might its science be affected if the UK were to leave the EU? Science|Business asked some researchers from non-EU countries for their perspectives

viewpoints Bring the Silicon Valley approach to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence

Martin Rees, UK Astronomer Royal tells Science|Business why it is important to bring entrepreneurial cash and the principles of open innovation to bear on one of the biggest questions in science: Are we alone?

viewpoints Gender equality in research: reason to be cautiously optimistic

Fresh data from the European Commission shows there is an increase in new female graduates. But a lack of women in leadership roles is a continuing problem, says Curt Rice, who leads Norway's committee on gender balance in research

viewpoints To get EU science grants, applicants should sit research integrity classes

Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas wants an initiative to tackle science misconduct to be in place by the end of the year. It is an issue Europe is divided on, says Simon Godecharle, researcher and ethicist at KU Leuven

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report Horizon 2020 The insider’s guide

To succeed at Horizon 2020, you need a good road map – not just for the fundamentals of applying for grants, but...

report Views of 2030: Transport, manufacturing, education and health

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...

report The Innovation Connection: Yearbook of the Academic Enterprise Awards

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.

report BIG SCIENCE: What’s It Worth?

The world spends millions a year on telescopes, synchrotrons, colliders, DNA databases and other ‘big science’ projects. What does it get for that money?

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event Innovation Valley: Which European life sciences clusters are in the lead?

A high level conference on the leading life science clusters in Europe

Brussels - 22 September 2015

event Escaping the money trap: New ideas for financing SMEs

A Science|Business event

Brussels - 29 September 2015

event The future of manufacturing: Industry 4.0

A Science|Business event

Brussels - 20 October 2015


At the 2015 Science|Business Annual Summit, on the eve of the COP 21 Conference on Climate Change, Science|Business is gathering the leaders in European innovation for a two-day programme of private and public debate on how to attain sustainable growth through research and innovation.

Barcelona - 20 November 2015

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S|B Innovation Network

network Karolinska Development releases interim report

Karolinska Development AB has published its interim report January – June 2015.

network Dialysis device developed by Imperial team a step closer to patients

A project to develop technology that could improve outcomes for people with kidney disease received a boost, following a £1 million grant.

network Applications open for Chalmers Startup Camp

Startup Camp is a 10-week program where we help you identify how you create the most value for your customers and by that optimize a scalable business model.

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S|B Innovation Board


Innovation is vital to Europe’s future - and the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL is a non-profit scientific association formed to improve the climate for innovation.