Policy Analysis: Investment, IP, Policy
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Horizon 2020 – New Commission, new Agenda
The 2015 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference
Brussels - 24 March 2015
Aalto University Academic Summit (Partner Event)
The summit will focus on how universities contribute in creating knowledge societies thereby facilitating economic development, job creation and well-being.
Espoo, Finland - 18 November 2014
The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?
The EU’s transition to a sustainable energy system is a top policy challenge of the coming decade. Though much progress has been achieved, the pace of change is too slow.
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 14 November 2014
Helping Europe Innovate
The Annual Report 2013-2014 is a summary of the activites of the Science|Business Innovation Board over the past year. The Science|Business...
European business to increase R&D spending despite crisis

Top EU businesses expect their investments in research and development to grow by an average of 4 percent annually over the period 2012 to 2014

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. Image: EC

A European Commission survey of some of Europe's top corporate investors in R&D has found they intend to carry on investing despite the ongoing economic crisis.

The survey illustrates the importance that these companies place on R&D as a key factor for their future growth and prosperity, according to the Commission. The front runner is the software and computer services sector, which expects R&D investment to grow by 11 per cent per year on average. In-house R&D...

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