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Policy Analysis: ICT
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
The Innovation Connection - The 2014 Science|Business Summit
The 2014 Science|Business Summit will bring together leaders from research, industry and policy to debate current future trends needed to unleash Europe's technological potential.
Berlin - 07 October 2014
So you want to start a company?
A workshop on forming a university spin-out company. Jointly organised by Science|Business and ASTP Proton as part of the ESOF conference.
Copenhagen - 25 June 2014
ACES Selection Committee
The Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) Selection Committee meets to short list the finalists of the 2014 awards.
Copenhagen - 23 June 2014
The value(s) of science
With Europe’s biggest-ever research programme, Horizon 2020, now underway, Science|Business gathered several leaders in European research, industry and policy to debate the ethical questions that may arise. Their reflections, gathered here, are part of a Science|Business effort...
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Robots get ready for mass markets

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has just opened the doors to a new national robotics research centre that aims to usher in a new era of robots, designed to do useful things in ordinary circumstances.


An automated grasshopper; a gyroscope that allows a robot cricket to balance itself, before bouncing again and again; a small glider that flies and clings to walls like a flying squirrel. When Mirko Kovac is showing off his ultra-light robots in the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), it is almost like standing in front of one of the graceful wire mobiles fashioned by the artist Alexander Calder. That’s...

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