news Top Horizon 2020 beneficiaries in the UK unnerved by referendum results

The top six universities in the UK are involved in Horizon 2020 projects worth almost €500M. Vice chancellors are anxiously seeking reassurances on current research and the question of access to future EU R&D programmes

news MedTech firms fear UK could decouple from EU regulatory system

UK industry experts played a leading role in hammering out new medical devices rules signed off the week before Brexit referendum. Now they fear they will be barred from the system

news Brexit fallout will damage ICT sector across Europe

Europe’s digital sector, already grappling with skill shortages and a lack of scale, is bracing itself for the Brexit hit. Entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs fear UK withdrawal will undermine competitiveness in the sector as a whole

news Pharma industry calls for taskforce to agree terms of UK withdrawal from the EU

“A vote for Brexit would be a disaster,” said the UK Life Sciences Minister George Freeman in advance of the referendum. Now the sector must face up to that bleak reality

news How to buy more health: Part Two - Listen to patient preferences

Putting patients at the centre will extract more value and promote sustainability of Europe’s healthcare systems. A new charter signed last week sets out principles for patient empowerment to achieve this

news UK Horizon 2020 contracts safe, insist Moedas and Cameron

In the wake of the UK vote to leave the EU, leaders offer reassurances to researchers anxious about the effects on science

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UCL Provost: "We have the full right to apply for Horizon 2020 and for ERC funding"

UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur assures UCL students and staff from EU countries that they don't need to worry about their status at the University. "It is crucially important that we don't get deflected just by one series of political events," says Arthur.

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viewpoints Government must step in if Brexit leads to science funding shortfall

Uncertainty reigns in British science, not least because the UK gets more out in R&D funding than it contributes. Nicola Blackwood MP, chair of parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, has written to Chancellor George Osborne demanding answers

viewpoints What’s next? 5 Brexit lessons for European research

Focus on bridge-building, open the science cloud, clarify the rules – these are among the steps that the EU should now take to turn the UK’s departure from disaster to opportunity

viewpoints Cambridge technology cluster is entering a new phase of high growth

Spin-outs from the university have made major contributions to computing and biotech, but in the past most were sold and the technology moved out. Now start-ups have become ‘sticky’ and multinational acquirers are staying put

viewpoints EU Commission should pick and back winners to grow €1B unicorns

A UK programme set up in 2013 has already produced four high tech companies with valuations of €1B. The European Commission should set up a similar scheme, says the European Digital Forum

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report The EIC: Breaking through, scaling up

In this report, for presentation to the Commissioner at the annual Science|Business Horizon 2020 conference on 16 February 2016 in Brussels,...

report The Knowledge Future: Intelligent policy choices for Europe 2050

This report elaborates on challenges and opportunities that three "Megatrends" - globalization, demographic change and technological change - represent for Europe’s...

report Creating a virtuous circle in technology transfer - The case of KU Leuven

Leading research universities around the world are becoming powerful engines of innovation. The most successful institutions generate tens or even hundreds...

report The impact of high-growth entrepreneurship policy in Finland

This report explores the effectiveness of Finland’s high-growth entrepreneurship policy: whether or not this policy has helped mitigate money and skills gaps in the Finnish entrepreneurial ecosystem, thereby helping new firms grow.

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event The European Science Cloud: How will it work?

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 20 September 2016

event Research Strategies: Europe 2030 and the next Framework Programme

A Science|Business Network event

Brussels - 12 October 2016

event EU Healthcare: How to shift the focus to patient outcomes

A Science|Business event as part of a series of high-level roundtable meetings around the EU on healthcare data and analytics

London - 16 December 2016

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Science|Business Network

network Science|Business makes new management appointments to further growth

BRUSSELS, 30 June 2016 - Science|Business, a media and communications company focused on research and innovation, named a managing director, vice...

network Aalto researchers implemented a prototype for Narrowband Internet-of-Things system

This is among the first standalonemode NB-IoT, Narrowband Internet-of-Things, implementations in the world.

network UCL students bag “life changing” grants to develop ed-tech idea

A team of students from UCL have been announced as winners of a national competition for creating new digital tools and apps for learning.

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