Policy Workshop: UN Rio 20
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EU health directorate to retain oversight of medicines
MEPs, consumer and patient groups claim victory in broad lobbying effort
Energy security means supporting advanced biofuels, says industry
Instead of roaring ahead in the race for renewables, pursuing biofuels in Europe is a halting, cautious venture. Industry and policymakers met in Brussels this week to spark new life into the effort
Juncker’s reshuffle: Slovakia’s Maroš Šefčovič to handle the Energy Union brief
Forced into a minor reshuffle after the Parliament’s rejection of Alenka Bratušek, Juncker accepts her replacement, Violeta Bulc. The fate of Hungary’s Tibor Navracsics remains an open question
Harnessing the fantastic power of students
Forget the theory: students are inspired by problem-solving and turning know-how into entrepreneurship. Even dissent is a focus for innovation, says John Einar Hustad of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Unlocking the potential of crowdfunding
Europe’s SMEs are starved of cash. Crowdfunding represents a potential way to overcome some of the fragmentation of Europe’s capital markets and improve access to financing for start-ups, says Karen Wilson of the policy thinktank Bruegel
For entrepreneurial success, make your innovation open to all
Jan Reichelt, co-founder of Mendeley, reflects on how his start-up brought relief to academics and shook up science publishing. The secret was in making a common cause with fellow researchers, he says
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Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network
EARTO presents two key reccomendations for Europe's future Research and innovation policy
350 European RTOs Responding to Today’s Innovation Emergency: EARTO Presents Two Key Recommendations for Europe’s Future Research and Innovation Policy to Allow Smarter & Sustainable Growth Through Innovation.
University of Bologna goes to Brasil to enhance studies in coastal evolution
An agreement between the Alma Mater Studiorum and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) has been signed recently, aiming to establish a joint research laboratory with double headquarters, one in Bologna, and another one in Porto Alegre, Brasil.
University of Bologna develops ePolicy, an innovative political participation tool
Engineering the Policy-making Life Cycle or ePolicy is a computational model which supports policy makers throughout all the steps of policy-making.
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Global University Venturing annual Summit (Partner Event)
Global University Venturing brings together university venturers and tech transfer offices from around the world to learn from each other and...
The Crystal, London - 21 October 2014
iMinds The Conference 2014 (Partner Event)
iMinds The Conference is Brussels' #1 annual conference on digital innovation, targeted at researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, industry and policy decision-makers....
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 23 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...
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 14 November 2014
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