news World study sees warning signs for future R&D spending

Pressure on the public purse means research investment is slowing, according to the OECD. Government R&D budgets are in decline following 30 years of growth

news European Defence Agency gives first details of military research pilot

As the EU lays the ground for its first foray into defence research, Denis Roger, Director of European synergies and innovation talks to Science|Business about what to expect from the new €90 million programme

news Where the tech things are: Entrepreneurs in Finland

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

news ERC to re-introduce joint-grant scheme in 2018

The Synergy grant will foster interdisciplinary research by allowing scientists to jointly apply for funding

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'Stop wasting food', says EU Commissioner

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.

event The data challenge: How and why do we measure patient outcomes?

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

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viewpoints We are not prepared to defend against the next big cyberattack in Europe

Lessons were not sufficiently drawn from the heavy hit on Estonia’s internet back in 2007, says EU cyber watchdog Udo Helmbrecht. Technical proficiency has improved, but the EU could not mount a coordinated response

viewpoints UK plan to ratify single patent is a pragmatic approach

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

viewpoints Horizon 2020 needs to work for all EU countries

A just-launched university lobby group wants to find new ways to recognise excellent research across the whole of the EU

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Science|Business Network

network Trinity scientists develop exciting new option for targeted cancer therapy

Enzymes that are over-expressed in tumour tissues can be used to trigger the release of therapeutic payloads only at the cancer sites where they are needed

network ESADE, IED and UPC students once again team up with CERN to find solutions to societal challenges

The submitted projects, which may eventually become new business initiatives, include microgrids for better energy management in refugee camps, a virtual space to encourage survivors of traffic accidents to return to work, and a system to improve communication skills and quality of life for people with mental disabilities

network New Brexit factsheet: The UK in European research and student mobility

The European University Association (EUA) has published a second factsheet concerning Brexit and the possible consequences for European universities. The “EUA...

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Focus on health

Science|Business has introduced a new journal focused on healthcare: Healthy Measures. Subscribe for updates.

Call to measure patient outcomes and move to evidence-based health budgeting

Policymakers push for Europe-wide commitment to fill the knowledge gaps and make healthcare systems sustainable

Patient outcomes: the view from France

France to publish patient satisfaction rates for all hospitals by end of year

Health at a Glance: Chronic disease costs European economy €115B a 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

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Urgent questions about food and diet that ERC researchers are trying to answer. Their results could make you healthier.

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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).

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