Science|Business Innovation Board
ACES 2014

The next ACES conference will take place in Berlin on 7 October 2014, hosted by TU Berlin.

The ACES Programme

The 5th ACES conference took place on 4 June 2013 in the European Parliament. After a day-long conference celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in European universities, the winners of this year's Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) were announced during an Award ceremony opened by Jerzy Buzek, Member and Former President of the European Parliament.

Christophe Robillard
Jerzy Buzek, Member and former President of the European Parliament, with the ACES 2013 finalists and the Innovation Board members.
Science|Business Reporting
ACES 2013 finalist OsmoBlue wins €40,000 prize at Climate-KIC Venture Competition
Swiss start-up OsmoBlue has won first prize at the 2013 Climate-KIC Venture Competition for clean-technology start-ups. Spun-out of research at École Polytechnique...
Danish spin-out and ACES award winner ABEO performs new tricks with old materials
A patented breakthrough in lightweight concrete structures – inspired by the human body – has big environmental benefits, cutting consumption of concrete while reducing energy use and CO2 by up to 50 per cent
French start-up and ACES 2013 Winner Qualisteo takes a new approach to measuring energy
It’s hard to save electricity when you don’t know where it’s going. Qualisteo’s Wattseeker reads the fingerprints of electrical systems to make monitoring energy use easier and less costly
ACES advice: The secrets to making modern spin-out creation work
From acceleration programmes to hands-on support; encouraging every student to pinpointing true entrepreneurs; and from tech transfer strategies to using dating agency algorithms in the search for the perfect industrial partner – how universities can have spin-out success
ACES 2013 Conference
BASTION Roundtable

BASTION Roundtable conference programme
From lab to clinic: Best practices in translational medicine & innovation management.

Science|Business Network roundtable

Science|Business Network roundtable programme
Sharing best practices in spin-out formation.

ACES 2013 Results

Visit the ACES Hall of Fame to find out more about the 2013 winners.