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How to buy more health

Harvard economist Michael Porter argues that, to improve performance, healthcare systems need to measure not what goes in, but what comes out. A movement to focus more on such ‘patient outcomes’ is gathering speed in Europe

UK to merge research and innovation in a single agency with £6B budget

The new body will absorb seven research councils, covering all scientific disciplines, and the innovation agency Innovate UK, with the aim of creating integrated funding system

Innovative Medicines Initiative says its early goals being met

A new analysis says EU’s €3.3B pre-competitive drug research programme is delivering highly-rated science, levering in private money and creating new partnerships. But the full socio-economic benefits are yet to come

European universities are pessimistic about their room to innovate

As US universities expand into Asia and the Middle East, a survey of 47 heads of higher education reveals frustration at the pace of change in Europe. So are European institutions innovating enough to remain competitive?

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

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How to buy more health
Harvard economist Michael Porter argues that, to improve performance, healthcare systems need to measure not what goes in, but what comes...
UK to merge research and innovation in a single agency with £6B budget
The new body will absorb seven research councils, covering all scientific disciplines, and the innovation agency Innovate UK, with the aim...
Innovative Medicines Initiative says its early goals being met
A new analysis says EU’s €3.3B pre-competitive drug research programme is delivering highly-rated science, levering in private money and creating new...
Brexit would remove vital prop to UK research, says new study
Science funding from the EU supports world-class science in Britain and masks weak investment from the government
KU Leuven concludes agreement with 6 Central European universities
In the coming years, KU Leuven will partner with six universities in Budapest, Ljubljana, and Prague. “Rough diamonds,” according to Rector...
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KU Leuven concludes agreement with 6 Central European universities

In the coming years, KU Leuven will partner with six universities in Budapest, Ljubljana, and Prague. “Rough diamonds,” according to Rector Rik Torfs: “We can help them realise their potential.”

GE Healthcare and Uppsala BIO form a new partnership

GE Healthcare Life Sciences continues to invest in Uppsala. The company signs a two-year collaboration agreement with Uppsala BIO

Massive new mathematical database keeps web and banking security ahead of the curve

Mathematicians from 12 countries haved launched a massive mathematical database of mathematical objects including elliptic curves, and a special class of zeroes, that has already been deployed to protect our bank accounts and solve mathematical problems in physics and in prime number theory.

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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