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A full 60 per cent of FET Open applications fall below the quality threshold

With most applications failing to pass the initial quality criteria, the Future and Emerging Technologies FET Open scheme has an overall success rate of only four per cent

Industry flocks for Horizon 2020 Key Enabling Technologies grants

Companies looking for funding in the first two calls for public-private partnerships under the Key Enabling Technologies programme represent more than 50 per cent of total applications. Of these, 30 per cent come from SMEs

SME instrument is popular but 90 per cent of projects do not make the grade

Following its launch in 2014, the instrument quickly became very popular among European SMEs, and the Commission has been flooded with applications. Sadly, success rates are low, ranging from 6 to 10 per cent

IPO Task Force calls for new rules to help small companies go public

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

How to turn the spirit of youth towards entrepreneurship

Young people are not so hide-bound by risk. But they need the inputs of veteran investors and entrepreneurs to supply the missing ingredients in terms of experience, says Jaakko Hynynen, chief executive of the Finnish incubator, Startup Sauna

Investment Archive
Contract signed for Aalto-1 satellite launch
Finland's first ever satellite set for launch at the end of this year.
A full 60 per cent of FET Open applications fall below the quality threshold
With most applications failing to pass the initial quality criteria, the Future and Emerging Technologies FET Open scheme has an overall...
Industry flocks for Horizon 2020 Key Enabling Technologies grants
Companies looking for funding in the first two calls for public-private partnerships under the Key Enabling Technologies programme represent more than...
SME instrument is popular but 90 per cent of projects do not make the grade
Following its launch in 2014, the instrument quickly became very popular among European SMEs, and the Commission has been flooded with...
IPO Task Force calls for new rules to help small companies go public
Mounds of paperwork and regulation are blocking the route to capital markets for small companies. It’s time for reforms to change...
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Contract signed for Aalto-1 satellite launch

Finland's first ever satellite set for launch at the end of this year.

Imperial students gain data analytics skills with Business School and IBM partnership

Imperial College Business School has joined forces with IBM to provide future marketers with crucial skills in data analytics.

New funding for Science Gallery London at King's

An innovative new gallery in the heart of London is on course to becoming reality following a major donation towards capital funding.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
The Role of Science in Policymaking
A high-level dinner debate on the best approaches to deal with a changing and evolving science and knowledge environment.
Brussels - 12 May 2015
2015 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium (Partner event)
The 5th annual Symposium, London June 2/3, 2015
London - 02 June 2015
Financing SMEs and growth (Date to be confirmed)
A Science|Business public conference
Brussels - 23 June 2015
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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