news Exploring new ways of defending coastal cities

Project backed by European Research Council aims to develop new science and techniques to holistically evaluate earthquake and tsunami risks

news Wellcome Trust launches new open access platform

Scientists will be encouraged to publish findings ahead of peer review, with papers going online just a week after submission. The research charity hopes other funders will follow its lead

news UK government should act now to protect science after Brexit vote, say academies

The new government must negotiate close links to EU R&D programmes, ensure researchers from EU countries can work in the UK and UK nationals can work in the EU - and make good the loss of funding

news Romania joins CERN

Eight years after filing its application, Romania becomes the twenty-second member of the particle physics lab

news Solar energy will be mainstream by 2020, says new report

Analysis predicts the cost of solar cells is to fall dramatically over next five years but the loss of subsidies will be a setback for the technology in Europe

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How ‘smart’ is your region?

The European Commission is banging the drum again for regions to adopt development plans that focus resources on their strongest sectors rather than scattering the money near and far. "Smart specialisation strategies create clear, stable, predictable investment conditions," says Jyrki Tapani Katainen, EU vice-president for jobs and growth.

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 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

viewpoints Could Brexit be a death knell for the European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court?

UK withdrawal from the EU will fundamentally change the basic scope of the Unitary Patent and the associated Unitary Patent Court. This could permanently jeopardise the launch of the European single patent

viewpoints Government must step in if Brexit leads to science funding shortfall

Uncertainty reigns in British science, not least because the UK gets more out in R&D funding than it contributes. Nicola Blackwood MP, chair of parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, has written to Chancellor George Osborne demanding answers

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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 event

Brussels - 20 September 2016

event Research Strategies: Europe 2030 and the next Framework Programme

A Science|Business Network event

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 EU Healthcare: How to shift the focus to patient outcomes

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

London - 16 December 2016

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Science|Business Network

network UCL Technology Fund makes £1 million investment in gene therapy company, Freeline Therapeutics

The UCL Technology Fund (‘UCLTF’), which is dedicated to investing in intellectual property commercialisation opportunities arising from UCL’s world-class research base,...

network ACES finalist wins Horizon 2020 grant to fight eye cancer

UM Cure 2020 is a new European consortium to foster research on metastatic uveal melanoma and identify new treatments for this serious disease.

network Aalto-2 satellite is ready for space

The design and construction of the satellite have utilised technology and experience from Aalto-1.

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