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European Investment Bank to lend €100M to UK SMEs through Funding Circle

Bank teams up with UK online lender in show of support for alternative finance model

Commission lays the ground to fund defence R&D

Industry Commissioner tells MEPs that defence research will get money in next year’s budget, as the Commission prepares to bolster European R&D base that is close “to point of no return”

KU Leuven named as most innovative university in Europe

New university league table places Belgian university at top of 100 list. Germany does best overall, while Sweden and Finland have no institutions in the ranking

Cambridge technology cluster is entering a new phase of high growth

Spin-outs from the university have made major contributions to computing and biotech, but in the past most were sold and the technology moved out. Now start-ups have become ‘sticky’ and multinational acquirers are staying put

EU Commission should pick and back winners to grow €1B unicorns

A UK programme set up in 2013 has already produced four high tech companies with valuations of €1B. The European Commission should set up a similar scheme, says the European Digital Forum

Don’t go chasing unicorns, Mr Moedas

The European Innovation Council should not obsess over Europe’s lack of billion-dollar companies. Instead, it should stick to getting small details right, says entrepreneur Piotr Jakubowiczi

Investment Archive
Cambridge technology cluster is entering a new phase of high growth
Spin-outs from the university have made major contributions to computing and biotech, but in the past most were sold and the...
Trinity and UCD create a €60m start-up fund
Atlantic Bridge, a growth technology fund, this week announced a new €60 million investment fund for early stage companies with global...
CERN and INFN encourage new Italian business network
Together, CERN and INFN will support the dissemination of technologies originating from high energy physics research, and maximise their benefits for...
European Investment Bank to lend €100M to UK SMEs through Funding Circle
Bank teams up with UK online lender in show of support for alternative finance model
EU Commission should pick and back winners to grow €1B unicorns
A UK programme set up in 2013 has already produced four high tech companies with valuations of €1B. The European Commission...
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Trinity and UCD create a €60m start-up fund

Atlantic Bridge, a growth technology fund, this week announced a new €60 million investment fund for early stage companies with global...

CERN and INFN encourage new Italian business network

Together, CERN and INFN will support the dissemination of technologies originating from high energy physics research, and maximise their benefits for society. The agreement will bring together innovators from academia, business and technology

KTH giving non-EU migrants foothold in Sweden's IT job market

The arrival of thousands of non-EU migrants to Sweden coincides with a labor shortage in the country’s expanding IT sector. So KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is doing its part to fill the gap.

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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