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Policy Analysis: Investment, Policy
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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Open Innovation trumps not invented here

Advertising its ‘wants’ online has unlocked a fresh seam of ideas and is motivating in-house researchers at Unilever, says Roger Leech, the company’s Open Innovation Scouting Director


Roger Leech, Open Innovation Scouting Director, Unilever

Wanted: new technologies which break down fatty deposits left on clothes and hard surfaces in an efficient, odourless and environmentally-friendly way. The solution could be incorporated as an ingredient in the detergent formulation or work as a pre-treatment application.

Suggestions for novel approaches to dealing with this long-running laundering problem should be submitted to consumer products giant Unilever via its open innovation portal.

This ‘want’ was advertised for the first time on Unilever’s open...

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