The annual Slush show draws 17,500 from around the world to entrepreneurship festival – highlighting the role of universities in building a tech culture in Europe
An analysis of the first two years of Horizon 2020 lays bare the growing competition for EU research money. The chances of securing a grant are now around half what they were in Framework Programme 7
The ERC has become one of the world’s most important funders of basic research. As it approaches its 10th anniversary, a new account describes the formation and subsequent development of this beacon of excellence
New programme will be a “very different animal” from Horizon 2020. This is a first step - to test the waters - in carrying out defence research at a European level
Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU commissioner for health and food safety, brought a bag of potatoes to a press briefing to make a plea against food waste. He remembered his experience growing up in the Soviet gulag, where food was scarce and a bag of potatoes would go a long way feeding his family. "Such a packet of potatoes we lose every day in every family in the EU," said Andriukaitis.
Science|Buisness Conference, Supported by GE
Brussels - 7 December 2016
A by-invitation Science|Business conference as part of a series of high-level events around the EU on healthcare data and analytics
London - 16 December 2016
The UK is to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. That flies in the face of prime minister Theresa May’s pledge to be free of the EU Court of Justice - and hints at a ‘soft’ Brexit
A just-launched university lobby group wants to find new ways to recognise excellent research across the whole of the EU
Horizon 2020-funded researchers in poorer countries of the EU are paid less than if they worked on projects funded by their national governments. Two Romanian MEPs have written to Jean-Claude Juncker to complain about this discrimination
Butterfly wings are a prime example of how flexible and elastic materials can be extremely water-repellent. The relationship between elasticity and water resistance has now been described for the first time by researchers at ETH Zurich. The new finding could help to improve water-repellent textiles for use in tents or clothing.
The roadmap aims to mobilise European universities in energy
Food security is at the heart of a new doctoral training collaboration between the University of Warwick and Waitrose, thanks to an award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Focus on health
Policymakers push for Europe-wide commitment to fill the knowledge gaps and make healthcare systems sustainable
France to publish patient satisfaction rates for all hospitals by end of year
Joint European Commission and OECD study of 36 countries finds big disparities in outcomes and says governments should spend more on public health and prevention to cut premature deaths
Urgent questions about food and diet that ERC researchers are trying to answer. Their results could make you healthier.
During three intense ERC= SCIENCE² project days in Gdynia (October 14th – 16th), more than 1500 members of society were attracted by the food research funded by European Research Council (ERC).