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EU increases funding firepower for risky projects

The finance-boosting InnovFin scheme expands, with the addition of three new facilities

UK sets rules for driverless cars as it announces £20M for research

Testers should maintain car ‘black boxes’, prepare for hackers, and ensure full ability to manually take over controls.

Moedas pulls together all his objectives in summer reading list

As civil servants from the EU’s research directorate prepare to slink off to sunnier climates, the Research Commissioner suggests brain food to add to suitcases

Gender equality in research: reason to be cautiously optimistic

Fresh data from the European Commission shows there is an increase in new female graduates. But a lack of women in leadership roles is a continuing problem, says Curt Rice, who leads Norway's committee on gender balance in research

To get EU science grants, applicants should sit research integrity classes

Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas wants an initiative to tackle science misconduct to be in place by the end of the year. It is an issue Europe is divided on, says Simon Godecharle, researcher and ethicist at KU Leuven

More clarity needed on new EU science advice mechanism

The EU Commission is setting up a new science advice scheme. Before recruiting experts, it should specify the goals and methodology, says Martin Kowarsch, Head of Scientific Assessments, Ethics and Public Policy at Germany’s MCC climate change research institute

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Biogen enters collaboration with the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

The collaboration aims to enhance disease understanding and increase the pace of discovery of new therapeutics

Imperial Incubator celebrates billion dollar spinout success

The Imperial Incubator celebrated its spinout companies' extraordinary growth at a special 'graduation' event yesterday.

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Milan work on the hard disk of the future

Nature Photonics has published a study by group of researchers from Rome's Sapienza University, in collaboration with the Radboud University of Nijmegen and the Politecnico di Milano. The research shows that in the future it will be possible to store data at speeds ten thousand times higher than those achievable with our current technology.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
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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