news Time to simplify schemes for supporting university-industry R&D collaboration says major UK review

Support mechanisms for technology transfer and collaborations are frustrating and confusing. As a result the UK is not reaping the full potential of connecting companies with university research

news The sharing economy is bringing disruptive innovation to Europe

As usual, regulation is running behind technological innovation. As new digital services disrupt established business models, governments are slow to make a balanced response

news Study finds policy-backed entrepreneurship working well in Finland

The Finnish government’s ‘Young Innovative Firms’ initiative delivers substantial value for money, says report

news Parliament tip-toes closer to transatlantic trade deal

Centre-left bloc in European Parliament reaches agreement over controversial investor protection provision in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact

news New European Space Agency director takes helm

Johann-Dietrich Wörner will replace longstanding head Jean-Jacques Dordain

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Carlos Moedas wants to put research data in the cloud

The European Commission is making moves towards opening up science and plans to put all EU research data into an open access online database. “We need more and more open access to research results and the underlying data,” says Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas.

Video source: European Commission


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

viewpoints Copyright reform would create more uncertainty for researchers

EU moves to make data mining by researchers exempt from copyright law would not remove the technical barriers. The right way to open up this resource is through a single sign-on licensing service, says Duncan Campbell, Director at John Wiley & Sons

viewpoints Distance no object: creating an edgy research agenda will get you noticed

At two hours from Lisbon by plane, Madeira is looked upon as something of an innovation backwater. We’re gathering a team of researchers that will challenge the perception, says Nuno Nunes, a researcher with a penchant for subversive and surprising technology

viewpoints Patents can make or break drug discovery in Poland

There are several barriers holding back science-industry collaboration, but the most urgent one is the reluctance to protect intellectual property in advance of publishing research results, according to two of Poland’s leading patent attorneys

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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

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S|B Innovation Network

network Astrazeneca and Cambridge announce new joint PhD and clinical research scholarships

AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge today announced three new joint schemes to support more than 80 PhD scholarships and eight clinical lectureships over the next five years spanning translational science, basic and clinical research.

network King's unveils plans for innovative Science Gallery

King’s College London has unveiled plans to create an innovative Science Gallery in the heart of London that will attract more than 300,000 visitors a year.

network Warwick Manufacturing Group joins revolutionary new robotic and autonomous systems network

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is to be part of the new revolutionary EPSRC UK-RAS Network, which brings together the UK’s core academic capabilities in robotic innovation under national coordination for the first time.

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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.