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European Parliament signs off on remaining piece of Horizon 2020 worth €9B
Next generation of public-public research programmes in fields of clinical trials, SME financing, active ageing and metrology among initiatives that received green light from MEPs
Raiding the underwater medicine cabinet: the EU’s €9.5M venture into the sea
As resistance to traditional antibiotics reaches crisis levels, scientists are poised to forage in hard-to-reach sea trenches for new antimicrobials and novel compounds that could provide the basis of new drugs
Fall in demand for European Research Council grants in first Horizon 2020 call
A decrease in applications of almost two per cent is attributed to the ineligibility of Swiss scientists and new rules on re-submission
EC energy policy shift for 2030: a competitive low-carbon economy
Subsidies for renewable energies should be progressively eliminated where they distort competition, Director-General Dominique Ristori tells Science|Business
Peeping through the clouds: global boost in solar energy
Output from photovoltaics rises by 34 per cent in 2013, but changes in incentive programmes mean Europe loses ground
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“We expected to receive around 150 applications a year and fund around 40 projects. But we ended up with 600-700 applications and 150 projects annually”
With the Eurostars’ funding pot replenished by nearly €1.2B, EUREKA chairwoman Kristin Danielsen shares her thoughts on its importance for small businesses in Europe
Europe needs maritime spatial planning to avoid over-exploitation of our seas
Growth in the marine sector is welcome, but needs to be sensitively managed; we shouldn’t put wind turbines in fishing grounds. Investing in seabed mapping technology will ensure resources are used in a sustainable way, says Maria do Céu Patrão Neves, MEP
Science and entrepreneurship can beat climate change
In response to the latest IPCC report, Mary Ritter, CEO of Climate-KIC, the EU’s public-private partnership, highlights the major efforts that are under way to tackle climate change. Collaboration is the route to addressing this threat, she says
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“We expected to receive around 150 applications a year and fund around 40 projects. But we ended up with 600-700 applications and 150 projects annually”
With the Eurostars’ funding pot replenished by nearly €1.2B, EUREKA chairwoman Kristin Danielsen shares her thoughts on its importance for small businesses in Europe
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Karolinska led team of researchers identifies a new general concept for the treatment of cancer
A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory, have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is presented in the journal Nature and is based on inhibiting a specific enzyme called MTH1, which cancer cells, unlike normal cells, require for survival. Without this enzyme, oxidized nucleotides are incorporated into DNA, resulting in lethal DNA double-strand breaks in cancer cells.
Bioprinting new organs at Chalmers
With the new 3D Bioprinter, the research group of Professor Paul Gatenholm at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering exploits new possibilities of tissue engineering and organ regeneration.
Students in ESADE's Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, winners of Startup Weekend Barcelona
Sebastian Bausch and Bernard Jansen of ESADE win the Google-organised event with "Yuki wearables for kids"
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