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EIT heads reach agreement on IP and liability

CEOs sign letter saying problem solved, after raising concerns about proposed changes to how European Institute of Innovation and Technology clusters operate

Small increase for UK science budget

Scientists express relief as government says the research budget will rise in line with inflation. But innovation grants will be turned to loans, a £1B carbon capture scheme is axed and some R&D spending is shifted to the overseas aid budget

CNRS launches call on radicalisation and security studies following Paris attacks

France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique increases support for research on security and violence following the November 13 attacks. A similar call was made after the Charlie Hebdo killings in January

How European research and innovation can help to address climate change

As climate talks convene in Paris, research stands ready to make a greater contribution to addressing this challenge, says Luke Georghiou. However, it must be properly integrated into a broader approach, he tells the Science|Business Annual Summit in Barcelona

New reward system needed to encourage pharma to develop new antibiotics

As the first World Antibiotics Awareness week has highlighted, the traditional business model for antibiotics is broken. Incentives are required to promote development of new products, says Luke Moore. What about a lump sum payment?

The new EU science advisers: why we want the role and what we expect

Four of the seven members of the Commission’s new science advice panel talk to Science|Business about bridging the science-policy divide and avoiding the Brussels bear traps

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Aalto University researchers successful in competition for ERC funding

Aalto has succeeded exceedingly well in obtaining funding from the EU framework programme

European university leaders discuss future of higher education at Imperial

Representatives from 21 of Europe's leading research universities met at Imperial on Friday and Saturday.

New Knowledge Transfer website to grow CERN’s industry links

CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Group has just launched a new tool to encourage CERN researchers and businesses to share their technologies, ideas and expertise.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
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