EU asks member states to improve energy savings by nearly a third
European Commission sets energy efficiency target of 30 per cent for 2030, in a bid to encourage investment in new technologies and increase energy security
EU announces €21B of loan guarantees for banks to boost SME lending
European Commission also unveils new venture capital fund, cash R&D prizes and a new initiative to hasten promising ideas to market
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How to make regenerative medicine happen
Cell therapies hold the promise of more effective treatments for a range of diseases, but they face a long and expensive route to market. The key is to reduce risk and attract investors, says Keith Thompson, head of the UK Cell Therapy Catapult
Vital life sciences research is impeded by a lack of understanding of the role of patents
The uncertainty sparked by the US ruling that the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes are not patentable is holding back the development of diagnostics and therapies, says patent lawyer Adrian Tombling
Back small companies to deliver new medicines
Pharmaceutical R&D functions at its best in small, agile and innovative SMEs. Replacing state subsidies and grant funding for research with start-up and development capital, would bring productivity improvements, says Mark Bloomfield, CEO of French biotech Polyplus Transfection
Call for EU chief science adviser position to be scrapped
The role of the European Commission’s top science adviser is unaccountable, opaque and controversial, say lobby groups in an open letter
Human Brain project retains the confidence of the EU
European Commission defends €1.2B project’s ability to set its own research scope but will examine the management structure
EU asks member states to improve energy savings by nearly a third
European Commission sets energy efficiency target of 30 per cent for 2030, in a bid to encourage investment in new technologies and increase energy security

£1.8 million investment boosts cutting-edge molecular science at Imperial
Local MP Mark Field visits Imperial today to launch a £1.8m upgrade to the Department of Chemistry's analytical facilities.
ETH is dancing with Google Tango
Google is working with various universities and other institutions on Project Tango, an initiative to develop mobile devices that can detect surroundings in three dimensions and enable navigation indoors. The first devices are expected to hit the market next year. ETH Zurich has a significant role in the project.
Turning scientists into managers and entrepreneurs: KIC InnoEnergy students at ESADE Summer School
54 international students from the European consortium KIC Innoenergy assist an intensive course at ESADE Business School




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The value(s) of science
With Europe’s biggest-ever research programme, Horizon 2020, now underway, Science|Business gathered several leaders in European research, industry and policy to debate...
Small companies, big ideas: How intellectual property helps SME's grow
Dynamic small companies are a key to driving economic growth; that much we all know. But what helps those companies grow? For a technologybased company, one answer is obvious: The ideas on which they found the company. In short, their intellectual property.
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Horizon 2020: The ethics project

The value(s) of science: An open inquiry into the ethics of Horizon 2020
With Europe’s biggest-ever research programme, Horizon 2020, now underway, Science|Business gathered several leaders in European research, industry and policy to debate the ethical questions that may arise. Their reflections, gathered here, are part of a Science|Business effort to spotlight the ethical dimensions of this vital new EU initiative.
Horizon 2020: The ethics project
Science|Business begins a series of viewpoints on the ethical dimensions of Europe’s biggest R&D programme
The Innovation Connection - The 2014 Science|Business Summit
The 2014 Science|Business Summit will bring together leaders from research, industry and policy to debate current future trends needed to unleash Europe's technological potential.
Berlin - 07 October 2014
The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?
The EU’s transition to a sustainable energy system is a top policy challenge of the coming decade. Though much progress has been achieved, the pace of change is too slow.
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 13 November 2014
5G@Europe Summit 2014 (Partner Event)
We bring the world’s leading mobile network experts to Munich – The 5G@Europe Summit (5G ES) aims to foster debate and provide a forum for sharing ideas regarding the mobile communications of the future.
Innovative regions: How can the EU support regional growth?
A high-level conference with Johannes Hahn, EU Regional Policy Commissioner
From Lab to Market: Horizon 2020 - and how the EU can advance innovation
A Science|Business conference followed by the first annual Science|Business lecture
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