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EU Commission asks eminent researchers to find science advisers

Trio will select candidates for EU’s new Scientific Advisory Mechanism

Time to simplify schemes for supporting university-industry R&D collaboration says major UK review

Support mechanisms for technology transfer and collaborations are frustrating and confusing. As a result the UK is not reaping the full potential of connecting companies with university research

New European Space Agency director takes helm

Johann-Dietrich Wörner will replace longstanding head Jean-Jacques Dordain

Greek scientists debate the economic crisis

Greece’s research base is crumbling and the brightest minds brain draining away, many warn. Science|Business talks to two representative researchers about what should be done

Vote on copyright will not deliver on text and data mining

Europe needs a mandatory exception to let scientists mine publicly-funded research locked up in the online databases of academic content. The recent EU Parliamentary vote does not provide this, says Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services at University College London

Copyright reform would create more uncertainty for researchers

EU moves to make data mining by researchers exempt from copyright law would not remove the technical barriers. The right way to open up this resource is through a single sign-on licensing service, says Duncan Campbell, Director at John Wiley & Sons

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Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network

Astrazeneca and Cambridge announce new joint PhD and clinical research scholarships

AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge today announced three new joint schemes to support more than 80 PhD scholarships and eight clinical lectureships over the next five years spanning translational science, basic and clinical research.

King's unveils plans for innovative Science Gallery

King’s College London has unveiled plans to create an innovative Science Gallery in the heart of London that will attract more than 300,000 visitors a year.

Warwick Manufacturing Group joins revolutionary new robotic and autonomous systems network

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is to be part of the new revolutionary EPSRC UK-RAS Network, which brings together the UK’s core academic capabilities in robotic innovation under national coordination for the first time.

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