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What’s a heaven for? Tiny Luxembourg’s big space dream

A country better known for its financial secrecy, the Grand Duchy is out to re-imagine itself as a thriving aerospace hub

ERC gives grant to support open access

Grant will fund development of repository and curation of ERC research published in books

Index Ventures closes €210M fund dedicated to early-stage European biotech

Index is splitting its life sciences and technology arms into two separate VC firms and launching Medicxi Ventures with new €210 million fund

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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What’s a heaven for? Tiny Luxembourg’s big space dream
A country better known for its financial secrecy, the Grand Duchy is out to re-imagine itself as a thriving aerospace hub...
King's launch PLuS alliance
New international university alliance to address global challenges with cross-border research in health, sustainability, social justice and innovation
ERC gives grant to support open access
Grant will fund development of repository and curation of ERC research published in books
Index Ventures closes €210M fund dedicated to early-stage European biotech
Index is splitting its life sciences and technology arms into two separate VC firms and launching Medicxi Ventures with new €210...
Higher education cuts threaten to undermine Finland’s standing as leading innovator
Unexpected, sudden and very large cuts come at a time when Finland needs innovation-driven growth more than ever, says Aalto University...
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King's launch PLuS alliance

New international university alliance to address global challenges with cross-border research in health, sustainability, social justice and innovation

Cambridge joins consortium to launch £40M Apollo Therapeutics Fund

Three global pharmaceutical companies and the technology transfer offices of three world-leading universities – Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Cambridge – have joined forces with a combined £40M to create the Apollo Therapeutics Fund

ETH software to become a standard for drones

Lorenz Meier, a doctoral student in computer science at ETH Zurich, created the PX4 software that is already being used to pilot many drones. Now, one of the world’s biggest electronics manufacturers has adopted the software as standard

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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