news European data centres spy an opportunity in safe harbour ruling

With the EU’s highest court striking down the 15-year old agreement that allowed companies to store the personal data of Europeans in the US, new investment is poised to flow into data centres here

news What’s next for Horizon 2020?

The Commission is dovetailing its political and policy priorities into the new Horizon 2020 research plans for 2016 - 2017

news Ten features of the new Horizon 2020 research plans, from robot farm aides to 5G networks

Draft work plans for 2016 and 2017 are out, with ambitions to replace animal testing, resist the rising tide of antimicrobial resistance and deliver faster internet speeds

news How to bridge Europe’s SME finance gap

Clever intellectual property (IP) management and carefully designed government policies can help SMEs raise more finance, reducing the risk for banks and venture capital investors, according to new Science|Business reports

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MEPs want new foods – but will they be safe?

As world population is growing, the demand for food is increasing rapidly. MEPs Jan Huitema and James Nicholson argue that more innovation is needed in the food industry, otherwise it will be difficult to satisfy the increasing demand. However, concerns regarding the safety of novel foods have yet to be addressed, according to the European Consumer Organisation.

Source: European Parliament


viewpoints Why the UK should spend more on R&D

With a government spending review looming, the research lobby is out to make the case for protecting the R&D budget. Here, Hayaatun Sillem of the Royal Academy of Engineering argues an increase in public R&D will pull in more private investment

viewpoints Leaving the EU a threat to funding and quality of research in the UK

Brexit would cut research funding and undermine the UK’s standing in science. But more than the money, EU collaboration is needed to address global problems like climate change and ageing, says Cambridge vice chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz

viewpoints How to fix Horizon 2020’s disheartening success rate

One of the best features of Horizon 2020 risks becoming its fatal flaw. Open-ended competitions have resulted in a flood of doomed applications, some 80 pages in length. Proposals should be shorter, and call topics tightened

viewpoints Why Hawaii is an important staging-post to a successful Mars mission

German physicist Christiane Heinicke is spending one year as a pretend-astronaut in a Mars simulation. She talks to Science|Business about her motivation for helping to prepare humans mentally for an historic journey to the red planet

viewpoints ‘My smart robot is capable of evolving, but it doesn’t pose an existential risk’

His robot can build ‘children’ without human command, but Luzius Brodbeck says it demonstrates that creating truly sophisticated robots is so difficult there is no need to worry about them taking over the world

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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.

report Picking up where the banks left off: Can IP help small companies grow, and Europe’s economy revive?

In this report, we look at the big picture of IP management across the globe – and offer some case studies...

report The leading life sciences clusters in Europe

This study offers an overview of the leading life sciences innovation hubs across Europe – some of which are also world...

report Horizon 2020 The insider’s guide

To succeed at Horizon 2020, you need a good road map – not just for the fundamentals of applying for grants, but...

report Views of 2030: Transport, manufacturing, education and health

In October 2014, members of the Science|Business Network of universities and companies met in Berlin to compare notes about the future of four key sectors in Europe. This is what they see coming.

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event The future of manufacturing: Industry 4.0

A Science|Business event

Brussels - 20 October 2015

event Innovating for Growth

At the 2015 Science|Business Annual Summit, on the eve of the COP 21 Conference on Climate Change, Science|Business is gathering the leaders in European innovation for a two-day programme of private and public debate on how to attain sustainable growth through research and innovation.

Barcelona - 20 November 2015

event IP Summit 2015 (Partner Event)

For the tenth year, on 3 and 4 December 2015, Premier Cercle™ will gather 100+ IP high-level speakers and 500+ delegates from corporate, private, institutional and academia worlds at the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit Berlin)

Berlin, Germany - 03 December 2015

event Big data in healthcare

How will big and better data help healthcare delivery and patient outcomes?

Brussels - 26 January 2016

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S|B Innovation Network

network University of Pisa spin-out launches Python-based Internet of Things design platform

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, University of Pisa spin-out VIPER released the first version of its Internet of Things (IoT) development suite

network ESADE and offer €120,000 in scholarships to promote digital business training

The scholarships, which cover 30% of the cost of the Executive Master in Digital Business, are designed for professionals interested in developing business and marketing strategies for the digital age

network UCL and UK supermarkets unite to beat dementia with carrier bag funds

UK supermarkets Iceland, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose have today pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to support the construction of a new world class dementia research centre at UCL

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S|B Innovation Board


Innovation is vital to Europe’s future - and the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL is a non-profit scientific association formed to improve the climate for innovation.