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news Europe outpaced in race to commercialise gene-editing technologies

Companies working to commercialise the use of Crispr–Cas9 in human therapies are choosing the US over Europe to raise money

news Post-Brexit, UK could seize competitive edge in text and data mining

Relaxed rules on massing and analysing data for commercial gain viewed as an opportunity for the UK after it leaves the bloc

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

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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 Horizon 2020 is a success and the evidence is there to prove it

Greg Arrowsmith of the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres, responds to clean tech entrepreneur Michael Liebreich’s contention that Horizon 2020 is having little impact. You need to look in the right places, he says

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

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Science|Business Network

network Ole Petter Ottersen has been proposed as Karolinska Institutet’s new vice-chancellor

The Karolinska Institutet University Board (Konsistoriet) decided today to propose Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, rector of Oslo University, as the new...

network Orange group and Huawei announce their partnership in 5G

Orange Group and Huawei announced that they have signed a partnership to cooperate in 5G and cloudification. Teams of both companies...

network Aalto President appointed President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Aalto University President Tuula Teeri will leave her position as the President of Aalto University to become the President of the...

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Focus on health

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

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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