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Differences surface in sticky talks over cuts to Horizon 2020 research budget

The EU is working to finish tough negotiations over Juncker’s new investment fund, which proposes to take €2.7B out of research coffers. Insiders warn that contrasting opinions over how best to divide cuts have yet to be resolved

Uber tries again in Germany

The taxi company bounces back after its latest set-back in Europe. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Brussels are exploring their options for regulating the service

France announces ‘tech ticket’ for foreign start-ups

In a bid to attract start-ups to France, 50-handpicked entrepreneurs will be invited to bootstrap their businesses in Paris

How to avoid Horizon 2020 success being tarred by high failure rate

Today massive demand, tomorrow resentment: if the European Commission fails to acknowledge the overheads of applying for grants and act on low success rates, the credibility of its R&D programme could begin to slide

Scientists can help put the brake on Brexit

There are great UK-EU science stories buried under all the one-sided anti-Brussels spin and now is the time to tell them, says Mike Galsworthy, researcher turned political activist

Horizon 2020: what’s not to like for industry? Well, one or two things

The EU has put in considerable effort to attract research-based companies to take part in Horizon 2020. But two-stage evaluations and prioritising economic impact are not working, says GE’s Director of EU Funding, Chris Haenen

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Politecnico di Milano researcher receives ERC grant to study laser microscopy

Dario Polli, a 38-year old researcher and lecturer at the Physics department of Politecnico di Milano, has been awarded a grant from the European Research Council. His project aims at developing an innovative laser microscopy system for monitoring cancer cells.

Warwick University and Tata Steel strengthen relationship following launch of new global steels research centre

WMG, at the University of Warwick and Tata Steel are strengthening their collaborative research and education programmes providing a critical mass of research excellence which will position the UK at the forefront of the international iron and steel research agenda.

King's builds links with leading university in Saudi Arabia

King’s College London has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with King Saud University (KSU), a leading university in Saudi Arabia, and the first such collaboration for King’s in the country.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
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
The Trade Papers: The economic impact of TTIP (Date to be confirmed)
A special report and trans-Atlantic conference on TTIP and innovation – organised jointly by Science|Business and ITIF in Brussels and Washington...
Brussels - 20 July 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