Following tough negotiations, the European Commission has announced it will cut €500M less from the Horizon 2020 research programme, after additional money is found in the EU budget
Shortcomings in the framework for clinical trials, little knowledge of intellectual property law and an awkward relationship between scientists and technology transfer offices are holding back science-industry collaboration, but work is in hand to change things
After all the promises about lower fees, small companies are in danger of being priced out of Europe’s new patent regime, complains Eurochambres in a letter to the EU industry chief
Finding policy answers for GMOs, trade and other hot topics requires good evidence – but in the end, it depends on ‘how informed the politicians are,’ says Paul Rübig, chair of the European Parliament’s technology assessment committee.
More than 850,000 amateurs across the UK have contributed observations to a volunteer data collection programme at Imperial College London. Governments could capture such enthusiasm to promote environmental protection, says David Slawson of the Open Air Laboratories project
Today massive demand, tomorrow resentment: if the European Commission fails to acknowledge the overheads of applying for grants and act on low success rates, the credibility of its R&D programme could begin to slide
viewpoints Scientists can help put the brake on Brexit
There are great UK-EU science stories buried under all the one-sided anti-Brussels spin and now is the time to tell them, says Mike Galsworthy, researcher turned political activist
The EU has put in considerable effort to attract research-based companies to take part in Horizon 2020. But two-stage evaluations and prioritising economic impact are not working, says GE’s Director of EU Funding, Chris Haenen
viewpoints EIT budget axe must swing more evenly
Poorly spread-out cuts to the European Institute of Innovation & Technology’s budget means we can’t plan research agendas for the next two years or train the same number of students, says Diego Pavía, chief of EIT energy
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?
This paper highlights the need for developing appropriate new open innovation institutions, to help bridge this gap from open science to open innovation.
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The project aims to accelerate benefits of the genomic era, by finding novel proteins and enzymes with totally new and useful properties.
A research team from Imperial College Business School has been chosen by the Health Foundation to be part of its £1.5 million Efficiency Research Programme. The award is for original research on system efficiency and value for money in health and social care.
Boeing will showcase its global efforts to develop sustainable aviation biofuel at Expo Milano 2015’s USA Pavilion, which highlights American industry, products and entrepreneurship in sustainability, nutrition and health, technology and innovation.