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

news The Horizon 2020 report card: good in parts

Research lobbyists gathered in Brussels to tell the European Commission what they like and what is niggling them about the €77B research programme to date

news EU unveils plan for capital markets union to fuel economic growth

Financial services chief reveals an assortment of 33 measures aimed at overcoming Europe’s investment crunch

news Europe’s leading life sciences clusters light the way in healthcare innovation

A new Science|Business analysis puts the spotlight on the most innovative clusters in Europe, uncovering what it takes to translate research from bench to bedside and highlighting the crucial need for policy support, innovation pull, and access to finance

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EU research puts drivers in the passenger seat

Researchers at V-Charge, an EU funded project, are now testing an automated valet parking system at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. V-Charge aims at developing a smart car system that allows for autonomous driving in designated areas, such as big parking lots and public transportation hubs.

Source: European Commission 2015 / euronews 2015


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

viewpoints “I’m confident of a mandatory text and data mining deal for researchers”

Despite seeing her text on copyright reform watered down in a European Parliament vote in June, MEP Julia Reda tells Science|Business the case for data mining of published research is too strong for the EU to ignore

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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 Bologna: XCYCLE project to upswing bicycle safety with Horizon 2020 money

The EU funded project XCYCLE aims to develop technologies that will reduce traffic-related deaths among bicycle riders, and will increase cyclers’ safety on the road.

network Boeing and NASA extend International Space Station contract

The agreement sets the stage for continued cutting edge research and deep space technology development

network Aalto University receives visit from Commissioner Bieńkowska

The programme included a visit to Design Factory and Startup Sauna

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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.