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Barcelona’s procurement pilot catches the eye of entrepreneurs
The city council recently asked for help in thwarting bike thieves and eradicating potholes, turning traditional procurement on its head and encouraging innovation
Researchers can publish or perish – or start a business
Frustrated by old-fashioned publishing practices, scientists are launching start-ups to change the way research is evaluated and communicated, tapping open-access platforms to increase the visibility and discoverability of their work
UK announces plan to put driverless cars on the road by 2015
£10M initiative to test computer-controlled vehicles in three cities
Czech Republic leads central European charge to electric cars
The Czechs are accelerating to catch up in the electric car world. However, more government support is needed to help green innovation displace incumbent technologies, saysTomáš Chmelík, project manager for the country’s E-mobility programmme
“Invention means you’ve invented something – it doesn’t mean you’ve been successful”
Spinning out technology used in space missions is a high-risk game. Frank Salzgeber, head of technology transfer at the European Space Agency and space tech’s “friendly uncle”, tells Science|Business how he can help
Europe’s budding business angels lack knowledge, not money
Investment from angels is on the rise, but they need help to invest wisely. It’s time to professionalise angel investing, says Herwig Rollett, co-founder of the Business Angel Institute in Vienna
Investment Archive
ESADE team's experience in the 2014 Hult Prize competition
Harambee, the ESADE students' finalist project, held up remarkably well during the final pitch-off at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting...
Success for Aalto in EU funding
Aalto University received approximately EUR 76 million in research funding distributed by EU's 7th Framework Programme
ETH Zurich’s e-bike rental scheme presented in India
“Techkriti” and “Techfest” in India are two of Asia’s largest technology trade fairs. Each year, ETH Zurich sends a student delegation...
Czech Republic leads central European charge to electric cars
The Czechs are accelerating to catch up in the electric car world. However, more government support is needed to help green...
Aalto-born Brain Stimulation Company Plans Initial Public Offering
Medical device developed by Nexstim achieves very promising results for stroke patient rehabilitation in the US.
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ESADE team's experience in the 2014 Hult Prize competition
Harambee, the ESADE students' finalist project, held up remarkably well during the final pitch-off at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting
Success for Aalto in EU funding
Aalto University received approximately EUR 76 million in research funding distributed by EU's 7th Framework Programme
ETH Zurich’s e-bike rental scheme presented in India
“Techkriti” and “Techfest” in India are two of Asia’s largest technology trade fairs. Each year, ETH Zurich sends a student delegation to these events, with the team from “e-Velolink” taking part in this year’s Techkriti fair in Kanpur.
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Universities, Businesses & Co.: Together we can (Partner Event)
Strategic inter-sectoral Partnerships for Economic and Social Change and Growth
Rome - 02 October 2014
Foresight: Europe 2030
The purpose of this event is to draw on the expertise of a group of high-level participants about how Europe is...
Berlin - 06 October 2014
The Future of Europe is Science (Partner Event)
Bringing together actors from the world of science, industry and society, the two-day conference aims to take stock of European achievements...
Lisbon - 06 October 2014
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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