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Director General of the Joint Research Centre calls EU chief scientific adviser role into question

Brussels’s short-lived science advice experiment was “difficult”, and the reaction to the scrapping of the role overblown, says Vladimir Šucha, head of the EU’s in-house science service

EU accuses Google of search results bias

Google’s products are systematically displayed at the top of the page, irrespective of relevance to the query, says Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who also confirmed a separate probe into company’s mobile software Android

Agreement to limit use of crops as feedstock for biofuels

Politicians have approved a cap on the volume of biofuel from agricultural crops that can be used for transport

Smart specialisation: how a harsh climate inspired a tech boom

Cold air and abundant renewable energy are the ingredients for greener data centres, says Matz Engman, who helped entice internet giant Facebook to set up shop in the remote north of Sweden

IPO Task Force calls for new rules to help small companies go public

Mounds of paperwork and regulation are blocking the route to capital markets for small companies. It’s time for reforms to change this, says Rainer Riess, head of the Federation for European Securities

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Biogen Presents New Anti-LINGO-1 Phase 2 Acute Optic Neuritis Data Demonstrating Neurological Repair

"RENEW is the first study to show repair of the human central nervous system (CNS) through remyelination, and the results support our ongoing development of this molecule"

Imperial heart attack drug research awarded 2.7m pound funding

Imperial College London has been awarded a £2.7 million grant to develop drugs that lessen the damage caused by a heart attack.

Contract signed for Aalto-1 satellite launch

Finland's first ever satellite set for launch at the end of this year.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
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.
Brussels - 12 May 2015
2015 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium (Partner event)
The 5th annual Symposium, London June 2/3, 2015
London - 02 June 2015
Financing SMEs and growth (Date to be confirmed)
A Science|Business public conference
Brussels - 23 June 2015
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference