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news Haunted by a future work shortage, Europe grapples with robots laws

In Brussels, France and Finland, the challenge automation poses for employment is starting to be taken seriously. But MEPs have rejected a proposal to make owners pay social security for their robots

news Gates to Europe: Prioritise health research for poor countries in the next Framework Programme

Billionaire philanthropist pitches for sustained EU research support in developing world, amidst fears that UK and US governments may dramatically scale back

news Confusion and anger in Romania as government shuts down science bodies

An abruptly-announced plan to re-organise research councils raises spectre of political control over science, and sees researchers join wide backlash against new government

news National front candidate Marine Le Pen looks to appeal to scientists

Beyond the focus on immigration, Le Pen’s bid for the French presidency has broadened to matters scientific and environmental. Science|Business takes a look at the policies she proposes and asks if that will endear her to scientists

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event Playing the Brexit cards: Strategies for universities and companies

A private meeting of Science|Business Brexit group

Brussels - 28 February 2017

event Seas, oceans and poles: How to get more innovation from maritime research?

A Science|Business Network roundtable discussion

Mission of Norway to the European Union, Brussels - 8 March 2017

event Stimulating excellence: How to get more bottom-up research across the EU

ERC=Science2 dinner-debate (by invitation-only)

Brussels - 20 March 2017

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Analysis

viewpoints EU should step up research in Antarctica

A treasure trove of scientific opportunities, the frozen continent faces threats from climate change and a possible race for resources. Time to consider creating a European Antarctic Agency to advance research and protect the environment, says European External Action Service expert Didier Schmitt

viewpoints Rocks and hard places: Romanian R&D needs EU help with funding dilemma

Changes to Horizon 2020 salary rules are compounding difficulties Romania faces in attracting and retaining researchers. The EU could help by speeding up amendments on how salaries are calculated, says Daniel David, Vice-Rector for R&D, Babeș-Bolyai University

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Science|Business Network

network Science researchers across Europe sign open letter condemning the Trump administration for its limitations on the open exchange of people and ideas

EuroScience, the non-profit grassroots association of researchers in Europe, has sent the politicians of Europe an open letter on behalf of 46 leading science organisations highlighting the negative impact of the ongoing policy reorientation under President Donald Trump and his administration on future scientific progress.

network ESOF 2018: Call for scientific session proposals is open

Stakeholders in the science community are invited to submit proposals for the scientific sessions at the upcoming 2018 edition of the...

network Pisa researchers secure EU grant for fuel-efficient aircraft project

Parsifal, coordinated by the University of Pisa, is a research project which has received three million euros in funds from the...

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Focus on health

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Health in your pocket: Can a mobile phone make healthcare more fair?

A Georgia Tech researcher explores how mobile devices can be used to close the gap in quality of healthcare between rich and poor

Conference report: Give patients control of their data to make healthcare more effective

As more health data gets stored and analysed, the challenges of governance and culture stand in the way of progress, a Science|Business Healthy Measures conference heard. A solution: citizen involvement

Device to distinguish bacterial from viral infections wins EU innovation prize

European Commission awards €1M to new 10 minute test which identifies if a patient can be treated without antibiotics

Patient outcomes: Are we acting on the data?

Health systems can gather all kinds of patient data, but are they analysing and acting on it? A Science|Business conference gathered views from experts

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