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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.
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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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Pharma industry agrees collaboration to tackle non-communicable disease

The pharmaceutical sector launched a Framework for Action to tackle non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases that are posing a threat to public health, and public and private finances worldwide.


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The industry’s ten-point framework scopes out specific areas of action including innovation, access and affordability of drugs, prevention and health education. It also underscores the essential role of partnerships and dialogue in implementing the framework.

The framework confirms the industry’s crucial role in continued investment in R&D programmes to develop drugs for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable disease, with over 1,500 products in the pipeline currently. It also commits the industry to target its innovation towards...

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