news Revealed: How tough is it to win Horizon 2020 grants?

Average success rates have fallen – but applications are being reviewed faster, Commission details at Science|Business conference

news EIT budget cut is ‘not money lost for innovation’, says Education Commissioner

Speaking at the Science|Business Horizon 2020 conference, Tibor Navracsics defends controversial plans to tap the EU innovation budget, and spoke on the importance of Marie Curie grants for researchers

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

A new Science|Businesss Network report looks towards future trends in four key sectors

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Will failed Horizon 2020 applicants get a second chance?

With success rates hovering at a meagre 14-15% for the EU’s Horizon 2020 science programme, Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas tells Science|Business he’s weighing up his options, one of which involves referring rejected scientists to another source of funding


viewpoints How natural materials can be patent protected

Limpet teeth have overtaken spider silk as the world’s strongest natural material. As attempts are made to replicate and put this material to use, it is important to look to the IP strategy, say patent attorneys Ben Dempster and Jennifer Unsworth

viewpoints Equity crowdfunding can step in to plug the valley of death in drug discovery

A new online platform ShareIn is connecting biotech companies with investors. This is forcing traditional funders to up their game and cut back on layers of intermediary costs for start-ups, says Jude Cook, co-founder of ShareIn

viewpoints Technology market for older adults is stuck and needs help

Digital technologies can help older adults maintain independence and assist with their care. But resistance to change and a shortage of objective data to help communicate its value, is making it hard to commercialise products and build markets, says Martijn Vastenburg

viewpoints How to turn the spirit of youth towards entrepreneurship

Young people are not so hide-bound by risk. But they need the inputs of veteran investors and entrepreneurs to supply the missing ingredients in terms of experience, says Jaakko Hynynen, chief executive of the Finnish incubator, Startup Sauna

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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?

report From Open Science to Open Innovation

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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event The Role of Science in Policymaking

A high-level dinner debate on the best approaches to deal with a changing and evolving science and knowledge environment. (Date to be confirmed)

Brussels - 12 May 2015

event 2015 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium (Partner event)

The 5th annual Symposium, London June 2/3, 2015

London - 02 June 2015

event Financing SMEs and growth

A Science|Business public conference (Date to be confirmed)

Brussels - 02 June 2015

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S|B Innovation Network

network Climate-KIC: Move from individual projects to challenge-led programmes to maximise Europe’s low carbon activities

A new study by Climate-KIC shows how towns and cities can chart a path for a successful transition to a low carbon economy. The report, ‘Maximising Europe’s Low Carbon Activities: Moving from Individual Projects to Challenge-led Programmes’ assesses programmes where public authorities have recognised the limitations of a traditional project approach, and moved towards more comprehensive programmes.

network INSEAD: Professional experiences abroad make you more creative

Overseas Work Experience Provides Critical Catalyst For Creativity And Innovation In Organisations

network ESADE and Banco Santander reinforce their commitment to entrepreneurship and launching business ideas

Under the renewed agreement, the business school and the Spanish financial institution will work together to promote entrepreneurship in Spain

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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.