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EU to offer €20M in R&D prizes
There’s a long tradition of offering scientists prize money to solve specific problems. After making the first such payment – of €2M for a way of preserving vaccines without refrigeration - the EU is planning more prize give-aways
Innovating through the Arab Spring
Despite the turmoil, Egyptian researchers and entrepreneurs try to spur innovations. The EU’s Horizon 2020 aims to help.
University collaboration spurs GE’s European R&D expansion
A decade after establishing its European R&D centre, joint research is flourishing and the building has run out of space. Now GE is embarking on a multi-million dollar investment that will double the capacity
Support manufacturing and scale-up - as well as start-ups - or lose the ability to innovate
Too great a focus on short-term innovation could damage the long-term ability to grow. New policies are needed to encourage longer cycle innovation and local production, says Hiram Samel of Oxford University’s Saїd Business School
Free European researchers to address the (unknown) questions of tomorrow
Horizon 2020 contains some important fixes, but does not allow enough flexibility to change the course of research if the unexpected happens, says Juha Ylä-Jääski, President and CEO of Technology Academy Finland
Put international collaboration at the heart of academic research
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is, “the university that built Norway”. Upholding this tradition calls for cooperation with institutions worldwide, links with industry, and home-based facilities that are centres of gravity for international researchers, says the Rector Gunnar Bovim
Investment Archive
Students in ESADE's Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, winners of Startup Weekend Barcelona
Sebastian Bausch and Bernard Jansen of ESADE win the Google-organised event with "Yuki wearables for kids"
Gates Cambridge welcomes 55 new Scholars
Fifty-five of the world's most academically brilliant and socially committed young people from 27 countries have been selected as Gates Cambridge...
University of Bologna and Tongij University establish a joint laboratory for automation and robotics in Shanghai
The two universities signed an agreement to create a joint research laboratory devoted to automation and robotics. The two universities also...
EU to offer €20M in R&D prizes
There’s a long tradition of offering scientists prize money to solve specific problems. After making the first such payment – of...
Chalmers kicks-off The Reflecting Engineer lunch lectures
Chalmers Students for Sustainability (CSS) is proud to announce the start of their annual ”The Reflecting Engineer” lunch lectures. It started...
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Students in ESADE's Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, winners of Startup Weekend Barcelona
Sebastian Bausch and Bernard Jansen of ESADE win the Google-organised event with "Yuki wearables for kids"
Gates Cambridge welcomes 55 new Scholars
Fifty-five of the world's most academically brilliant and socially committed young people from 27 countries have been selected as Gates Cambridge Scholars and will begin their postgraduate courses at the University of Cambridge this October.
University of Bologna and Tongij University establish a joint laboratory for automation and robotics in Shanghai
The two universities signed an agreement to create a joint research laboratory devoted to automation and robotics. The two universities also announced a new joint master’s degree in civil engineering.
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Pharma Day (Partner Event)
A high-level meeting, on the means for facilitating the transition from scientific discovery to clinical applications in oncology.
Warszaw, Poland - 25 April 2014
Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO (Partner Event)
Research Commercialisation is a new cross-discipline event and will provide a platform for all those involved in promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology...
London, UK - 19 May 2014
ACES Selection Committee
The Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) Selection Committee meets to short list the finalists of the 2014 awards.
Copenhagen - 23 June 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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