MEPs are unhappy with the EIB pre-empting approval of the investment fund by the European Parliament. Others are concerned about a return to spending on ‘white elephant’ infrastructure projects
By today’s standards for assessing impact, EU research funding agencies would discard Einstein’s theory of relativity
Just over a year after its launch, academics and business leaders gave their verdict on the EU’s €80B research programme at a Science|Business conference.
Early figures suggest the EU academic/industrial programme is popular both in Europe and the US
news Director General of the Joint Research Centre calls EU chief scientific adviser role into question
Brussels’s short-lived science advice experiment was “difficult”, and the reaction to the scrapping of the role overblown, says Vladimir Šucha, head of the EU’s in-house science service
Since Jean-Claude Juncker took over the reins of the European Commission, impact has become an absolute political necessity in order to deliver concrete results for citizens, says Rosalinde van der Vlies, head of the Evaluation unit at the European Commission’s research and innovation directorate, DG RTD. Juncker made a commitment to “show citizens how we are spending [their] money” she said.
EU training programmes in particle physics are ending at a time when the need for these skills is increasing. As a result, Europe risks losing ground in a field that is key to its competitiveness, says Carsten Welsch
Cold air and abundant renewable energy are the ingredients for greener data centres, says Matz Engman, who helped entice internet giant Facebook to set up shop in the remote north of Sweden
Mounds of paperwork and regulation are blocking the route to capital markets for small companies. It’s time for reforms to change this, says Rainer Riess, head of the Federation for European Securities
A Science|Business Network Brief
Limpet teeth have overtaken spider silk as the world’s strongest natural material. As attempts are made to replicate and put this material to use, it is important to look to the IP strategy, say patent attorneys Ben Dempster and Jennifer Unsworth
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...
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.
The world spends millions a year on telescopes, synchrotrons, colliders, DNA databases and other ‘big science’ projects. What does it get for that money?
This paper highlights the need for developing appropriate new open innovation institutions, to help bridge this gap from open science to open innovation.
A high-level dinner debate on the best approaches to deal with a changing and evolving science and knowledge environment.
Brussels - 28 May 2015
The 5th annual Symposium, London June 2/3, 2015
London - 02 June 2015
Investigating the impact of public policies on unmet medical needs and patient access to treatment
Yonsei University, Korea is opening a new innovation hub in Seoul.
A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world’s largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean from CERN to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.