Intelligence

news EU increases funding firepower for risky projects

The finance-boosting InnovFin scheme expands, with the addition of three new facilities

news Moedas pulls together all his objectives in summer reading list

As civil servants from the EU’s research directorate prepare to slink off to sunnier climates, the Research Commissioner suggests brain food to add to suitcases

news MEPs left cold by Moedas’ fund of funds idea

Henkel and Ehler tell Research Commissioner to put basic research first, venture capital second

news European Research Council announces €1.7B budget for 2016

The first competition opened this week, with two more scheduled for October

news Former Research Commissioner to head gender equality review

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to investigate why male academics outnumber females in senior higher education posts in Ireland

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MEPs to Moedas: “Join our fight for your budget!”

MEPs Ehler and Henkel criticise Commission plans to boost the availability of venture capital by creating one or several fund of funds.  Both MEPs asked Carlos Moedas to prioritise keeping the research budget intact over attracting venture capital investments.


Analysis

viewpoints Gender equality in research: reason to be cautiously optimistic

Fresh data from the European Commission shows there is an increase in new female graduates. But a lack of women in leadership roles is a continuing problem, says Curt Rice, who leads Norway's committee on gender balance in research

viewpoints To get EU science grants, applicants should sit research integrity classes

Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas wants an initiative to tackle science misconduct to be in place by the end of the year. It is an issue Europe is divided on, says Simon Godecharle, researcher and ethicist at KU Leuven

viewpoints More clarity needed on new EU science advice mechanism

The EU Commission is setting up a new science advice scheme. Before recruiting experts, it should specify the goals and methodology, says Martin Kowarsch, Head of Scientific Assessments, Ethics and Public Policy at Germany’s MCC climate change research institute

viewpoints Greek scientists debate the economic crisis

Greece’s research base is crumbling and the brightest minds brain draining away, many warn. Science|Business talks to two representative researchers about what should be done

viewpoints Vote on copyright will not deliver on text and data mining

Europe needs a mandatory exception to let scientists mine publicly-funded research locked up in the online databases of academic content. The recent EU Parliamentary vote does not provide this, says Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services at University College London

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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.

report Fixing the system: Horizon 2020 should focus on the overall system for delivering healthcare, experts say

Across the European Union, healthcare authorities are striving to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their delivery systems. The population is...

report The Innovation Connection: Yearbook of the Academic Enterprise Awards

Every year since 2008, the Science|Business Innovation Board has gathered entrepreneurs and innovators from across Europe for its annual awards. Meet this year’s winners – transforming education, enterprise, and the economy.

report BIG SCIENCE: What’s It Worth?

The world spends millions a year on telescopes, synchrotrons, colliders, DNA databases and other ‘big science’ projects. What does it get for that money?

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event Innovation Valley: Which European life sciences clusters are in the lead?

A high level conference on the leading life science clusters in Europe

Brussels - 22 September 2015

event Escaping the money trap: New ideas for financing SMEs

A Science|Business event

Brussels - 29 September 2015

event The future of manufacturing: Industry 4.0

A Science|Business event

Brussels - 20 October 2015

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S|B Innovation Network

network Biogen enters collaboration with the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

The collaboration aims to enhance disease understanding and increase the pace of discovery of new therapeutics

network Imperial Incubator celebrates billion dollar spinout success

The Imperial Incubator celebrated its spinout companies' extraordinary growth at a special 'graduation' event yesterday.

network Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Milan work on the hard disk of the future

Nature Photonics has published a study by group of researchers from Rome's Sapienza University, in collaboration with the Radboud University of Nijmegen and the Politecnico di Milano. The research shows that in the future it will be possible to store data at speeds ten thousand times higher than those achievable with our current technology.

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