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Too much talk of innovation?

Ahead of Horizon 2020’s midpoint review next year, researchers express concern that there’s too much focus on corporate innovation, jobs and economic growth – to the detriment of science

Kaunas University spin out wins €1M investment

Lithuanian medical software specialist attracts VC backing, after developing its technology with backing from several EU grants

How Finland is giving 12-year olds the chance to be entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are made, not born. An award-winning Finnish scheme is teaching primary pupils entrepreneurial skills and instilling an entrepreneurial mindset

It’s a lot easier to grow a start-up in Europe than six years ago

The ecosystem is improved, but dedication, commitment and hard work remain the key to success, says Croatian entrepreneur Ivo Spigel, who interviewed 28 of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs for his book, The European Start-up Revolution

EU technology policies need to reach the start-up audience

What is claimed as the world’s largest technology incubator is taking shape in Paris. Its director, Roxanne Varza, says the city is gathering steam as a digital hub and the EU needs to support European start-ups in going global

How European research and innovation can help to address climate change

As climate talks convene in Paris, research stands ready to make a greater contribution to addressing this challenge, says Luke Georghiou. However, it must be properly integrated into a broader approach, he tells the Science|Business Annual Summit in Barcelona

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Too much talk of innovation?
Ahead of Horizon 2020’s midpoint review next year, researchers express concern that there’s too much focus on corporate innovation, jobs and...
Four ETH Zurich researchers win European Research Council funding
Charalampos Anastasiou, Manfred Fiebig, Andreas Hierlemann and Johan Robertsson bag lucrative advanced grants
Kaunas University spin out wins €1M investment
Lithuanian medical software specialist attracts VC backing, after developing its technology with backing from several EU grants
Tekes renews funding services to strengthen companies' export capabilities
Tekes reinforces its research and development funding by introducing new funding services for growth companies.
Research links between Chalmers and Addis Ababa University
Solar cells with graphene as conductive material is what the new three year collaboration programme between Applied Chemistry researchers from Chemistry...
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Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network

Four ETH Zurich researchers win European Research Council funding

Charalampos Anastasiou, Manfred Fiebig, Andreas Hierlemann and Johan Robertsson bag lucrative advanced grants

Tekes renews funding services to strengthen companies' export capabilities

Tekes reinforces its research and development funding by introducing new funding services for growth companies.

Research links between Chalmers and Addis Ababa University

Solar cells with graphene as conductive material is what the new three year collaboration programme between Applied Chemistry researchers from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and chemists at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, aim for.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
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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