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news UK government pledges to guarantee funding for R&D projects that run on after Brexit

Scientists should continue to apply for Horizon 2020 grants. Any projects that go on after the UK leaves the EU will be funded from national sources, the UK government says

news EU universities continue to lag as China advances up world ranking

This year’s Shanghai Ranking has just been published, with Cambridge and Oxford the only EU institutions in the top 10. The US continues to dominate as universities in China and Singapore make the top 100 for the first time

news UK government approval to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

Multibillion-pound Hornsea Project Two will consist of 300 turbines and generate power for 1.6 million homes

news Switzerland still world’s top innovator, study says

Fifteen of the top 25 innovators in the world are in Europe, including the top three

news Commission updates Horizon 2020 work programmes

EU makes open science the new norm and earmarks €11 million for research on migration. Free availability of data is a response to the post-factual age, Carlos Moedas tells the Euroscience conference in Manchester

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Emerging economies boost their innovative potential, says Global Innovation Index author

Digitisation and effortless communications allows  emerging economies to "create and market innovations at international level," says Bruno Lanvin, executive director of global indices at INSEAD and one of the authors of the Global Innovation Index report.


As the European Commission is just now beginning to draft its next big R&I effort, Framework Programme 9, Science|Business offers a unique opportunity to debate policy options for the future.

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viewpoints EU must do more to boost private investment and deliver on green cities vision

The EU’s Green Capital programme aims to bring back nature and make our cities sustainable. But green projects cost money. The EU needs to articulate the vision and improve incentives to attract private investment

viewpoints The Great IP Debate: Do patents do more harm than good?

A formal debate at Euroscience Open Forum in Manchester pitted pro- and anti-patent experts. You decide the outcome.

viewpoints How to grow a new ARM in Europe

Its imminent sale to Japanese technology giant Softbank is a good time to reflect on some of the reasons chip designer ARM Holdings became a global phenomenon, says Peter Williamson of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School

viewpoints US fast track for cancer patents shows intellectual property can drive innovation

While Brexit has put hopes for the unified European patent on hold, a new US pilot exemplifies how a single efficient patenting system can be used to underpin and promote innovation

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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 The European Science Cloud: Getting from idea to action

A Science|Business Network roundtable, by invitation only

Brussels - 20 September 2016

event Research Strategies: Europe 2030 and the next Framework Programme

A Science|Business Network conference

Brussels - 12 October 2016

event 10 tech enablers: Europe’s rising university-industry clusters

A Science|Business conference, supported by Huawei

Brussels - 18 October 2016

event Mapping Europe: A review of national experiences with patient outcome measures

A by-invitation Science|Business event as part of a series of high-level roundtables around the EU on healthcare data and analytics

Paris - 08 November 2016

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network Warwick: Alloy Oxidation breakthrough could cut steel production losses

New strategies of making steel production more efficient have been discovered, thanks to research led by WMG at the University of Warwick on the role of oxidation during alloy additions

network CERN featured as leader in Global Innovation Index

The 9th edition of the Global Innovation Index 2016 (GII) report highlights CERN as an example of successful, regional innovation initiatives

network €2M to Aalto University from the Land and Water Technology Foundation

The donation will enhance doctoral education in water engineering and develop a new model for cooperation

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