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news Scientific papers must be free to access - and to reuse- by 2020

Science ministers tell publishers to ditch subscriptions and change their business models, but agree there should be caveats on open access to protect intellectual property rights, security and privacy

news Exclusive: EU moves toward European Innovation Council pilot plan

Preliminary proposal would base the new council on Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument

news Research ministers will move to make open access the default by 2020

Member states to back both green and gold access and endorse move to end traditional subscription model, according to draft text

news Call to restore R&D money diverted to Juncker Plan

Taking money from Horizon 2020 has contributed to falling success rates in grant applications. The €2.2B funnelled to the Strategic Investment Fund should be restored to the programme in the budget review, say MEPs on the research committee

news How to buy more health

Harvard economist Michael Porter argues that, to improve performance, healthcare systems need to measure not what goes in, but what comes out. A movement to focus more on such ‘patient outcomes’ is gathering speed in Europe

news UK Royal Society says GM crops are safe to eat

New study builds on similar findings by the US National Academy of Sciences, but environmental groups remain unconvinced

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‘It's stupid’ to replace EU grants with guarantee schemes, says Dutch MEP

Paul Tang, who sits in the centre-left bloc in the European Parliament, says grants are more highly prized for research than public-private co-investment schemes. Tang also says he will fight to compensate the EU’s research budget, which lost money last year to the ‘Juncker Plan’ investment vehicle


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viewpoints Time to re-think public support for innovation in Europe

The EU still has not learned basic lessons about innovation from its US competition. Professors Gunnar Landgren and Ramon Wyss, both instrumental in the formation of EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, explain how to remedy the European innovation paradox

viewpoints We need to radically overhaul antibiotic R&D, says superbug review

The world needs a global plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Alongside a $2B fund to jump-start innovation there should be a $1B reward for companies when a new antibiotic is launched, says Jim O’Neill, chair of the review

viewpoints European universities are pessimistic about their room to innovate

As US universities expand into Asia and the Middle East, a survey of 47 heads of higher education reveals frustration at the pace of change in Europe. So are European institutions innovating enough to remain competitive?

viewpoints EU Commission should stay away from cloud computing

The proposed multibillion-euro science cloud could become an expensive drain, like the Galileo satellite navigation project, fears Swedish MEP Christofer Fjellner

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report The EIC: Breaking through, scaling up

In this report, for presentation to the Commissioner at the annual Science|Business Horizon 2020 conference on 16 February 2016 in Brussels,...

report The Knowledge Future: Intelligent policy choices for Europe 2050

This report elaborates on challenges and opportunities that three "Megatrends" - globalization, demographic change and technological change - represent for Europe’s...

report Creating a virtuous circle in technology transfer - The case of KU Leuven

Leading research universities around the world are becoming powerful engines of innovation. The most successful institutions generate tens or even hundreds...

report The impact of high-growth entrepreneurship policy in Finland

This report explores the effectiveness of Finland’s high-growth entrepreneurship policy: whether or not this policy has helped mitigate money and skills gaps in the Finnish entrepreneurial ecosystem, thereby helping new firms grow.

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event How to maintain and improve EU Industrial Competitiveness (Partner event)

A reality check with the nickel and the surface engineering industrial value chain

European Parliament - 60 Rue Wiertz, 1047 Bruxelles - 01 June 2016

event Trends, Wishes and Dreams: Symposium on Detection and Imaging Technologies (Partner Event)

An event organised by the ATTRACT Consortium

ESADE Business School, Barcelona - 30 June 2016

event How to innovate towards a circular economy? (TBC)

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 21 September 2016

event Research strategies: Planning for Europe 2030

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 12 October 2016

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network New INSEAD study challenges the concept of "digital"

Key insights and recommendations for 21st century businesses on digitalisation derived from comprehensive global survey

network Six ESADE researchers receive awards from Emerald Publishing for their scientific articles

Six ESADE researchers have been recognised by Emerald Publishing, the owner of more than 300 scientific journals, for the quality and impact of their publications.

network UCL economists warn of historic economic risks from Brexit

47 economists from the UCL Department of Economics, ranked first in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, have added their voices to a warning that the economic costs of Brexit would be high.

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