news Equity crowdfunding needs to build greater trust

As part of a push towards a capital markets union, the EU ponders how to regulate a fast-growing market to increase confidence and promote mass investment

news EU to seek collaboration on 5G with Japan, China and the US

Mobile phone industry gives 2020 timeframe for commercialising fifth generation mobile networks

news US, China and Japan dominate patent filings in Europe

Registrations for new inventions at EPO are up for the fifth consecutive year, but Germany is the only EU country in the top five. Things look better at a corporate level, with five European companies in the top ten

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Genome editing: "completely crazy, completely futuristic"

Maria Leptin, director of the European Molecular Biology Organization, says the new CRISPR technology, which allows scientists to carry out microsurgery on genes and easily change a DNA sequence at exact locations on a chromosome, is a multi-billion dollar industry waiting to happen.

From open science to open innovation: full video coverage


viewpoints How to turn the spirit of youth towards entrepreneurship

Young people are not so hide-bound by risk. But they need the inputs of veteran investors and entrepreneurs to supply the missing ingredients in terms of experience, says Jaakko Hynynen, chief executive of the Finnish incubator, Startup Sauna

viewpoints New models are needed for translating open science to innovation

Internet-enabled forms of scientific collaboration, popularly referred to as open science, have not automatically translated into innovation. We must adapt by inventing new types of institutions, says Henry Chesbrough, father of open innovation

viewpoints Patients should have more control over their health

Smartphones can help you understand and look after your health says Bruce Hellman, chief executive of health app start-up uMotif

viewpoints VIDEO: Researchers, speak up!

With the prospect of cuts hanging over the EU’s research budget, scientists should be stirring, MEP Claude Turmes tells Science|Business

viewpoints VIDEO: Technology can help tackle Europe’s energy challenge

But in a time of dwindling resources in Europe and beyond, new energy technologies and processes must have efficiency as their watchword, says David Eyton, group head of technology at BP

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report The Innovation Connection: Yearbook of the Academic Enterprise Awards

Every year since 2008, the Science|Business Innovation Board has gathered entrepreneurs and innovators from across Europe for its annual awards. Meet this year’s winners – transforming education, enterprise, and the economy.

report BIG SCIENCE: What’s It Worth?

The world spends millions a year on telescopes, synchrotrons, colliders, DNA databases and other ‘big science’ projects. What does it get for that money?

report From Open Science to Open Innovation

This paper highlights the need for developing appropriate new open innovation institutions, to help bridge this gap from open science to open innovation.

report The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?

On 14 november 2014, Science|Business organised a summit on the eu energy Challenge, gathering 170 experts from across europe and beyond...

report Europe’s Energy Challenge: A Special Report 2014

Can innovation bring the answers—can it lay the foundation for energy security, affordability and sustainability?

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event Disease prevention. Dementia, Cardiovascular disease, Oncology

A high-level roundtable as part of the Science|Business foresight series.

Brussels - 24 March 2015

event Horizon 2020 - New Commission, new Agenda

The 2015 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference will discuss the most important challenges for Europe to solve over the next 20 years.

Brussels - 24 March 2015

event The Role of Science in Policymaking

A high-level dinner debate on the best approaches to deal with a changing and evolving science and knowledge environment.

Brussels - 12 May 2015

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S|B Innovation Network

network Imperial: Professor Gavin Screaton named new Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Imperial's Provost has announced the appointment of Professor Gavin Screaton as new Dean of Medicine

network Aalto: Professor Visa Koivunen receives European science award

He is awarded for fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing and its applications in wireless communications, radar and related fields

network King's annual Report published

The new King’s College London Report has been published.

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S|B Innovation Board


Innovation is vital to Europe’s future - and the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL is a non-profit scientific association formed to improve the climate for innovation.