Researchers can publish or perish – or start a business
Frustrated by old-fashioned publishing practices, scientists are launching start-ups to change the way research is evaluated and communicated, tapping open-access platforms to increase the visibility and discoverability of their work
The rise of the drones
It started as a military technology, but now the drone is starting to find commercial uses. In support, the EU is setting out a legal framework to promote this new sector, allowing drones to fly across European airspace
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The future of research in Scotland will be ‘better together’
As the 18 September referendum looms closer, Jim Gallacher, emeritus professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, calls for a ‘No’ vote against Scottish independence, saying universities and research will be stronger if Scotland remains part of the UK
Europe’s budding business angels lack knowledge, not money
Investment from angels is on the rise, but they need help to invest wisely. It’s time to professionalise angel investing, says Herwig Rollett, co-founder of the Business Angel Institute in Vienna
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
The rise of the drones
It started as a military technology, but now the drone is starting to find commercial uses. In support, the EU is setting out a legal framework to promote this new sector, allowing drones to fly across European airspace
Global Innovation Award finalists announced
Start-up companies from South Africa and Nigeria selected as finalists to compete in The Global Innovation Award on 7 October in Berlin.
Scientists rush to the defence of EU Chief Science Adviser
The big guns of European science have hit back at calls for the position of chief scientist to be scrapped. Jean-Claude Juncker, President-elect of the European Commission, hints the role may be restructured

UCL Business in partnership with Healthbox and Numbers4Good launches search for early-stage health social ventures
UCL Business and partners Healthbox, Numbers4Good, Trafford Housing Trust and Janssen Healthcare Innovation, have launched their search for early-stage social ventures to benefit from the Health Social Innovators’ Programme
ETH Zurich's in the leading group
This year’s Shanghai Ranking has just been published, with ETH taking 19th place – it therefore remains the best university in continental Europe.
Imperial Innovations: Portfolio company Abzena announces offer price
Imperial Innovations Group plc (AIM: IVO or 'the Group' 'Innovations') notes that Abzena plc ('Abzena') has today announced the pricing of its initial public offering, prior to seeking Admission of its shares to AIM.




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A Grace Period for Patents
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Inside the mind of European academic entrepreneurs
Perceptions of ACES finalists about the process of science entrepreneurship
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Helping Europe Innovate
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The Renewable Power Dilemma
Europe is determined to lead the world in the shift to green energy. A key policy goal in the European Commission’s...
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 Special Coverage
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
Universities, Businesses & Co.: Together we can (Partner Event)
Strategic inter-sectoral Partnerships for Economic and Social Change and Growth
Rome - 02 October 2014
Foresight: Europe 2030
The purpose of this event is to draw on the expertise of a group of high-level participants about how Europe is evolving through 2030 – and how emerging trends will change society, business and technology in Europe.
Berlin - 06 October 2014
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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