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news Call for looser rules in Horizon 2020

Researchers tell MEPs that audit culture, reimbursement system, and evaluation criteria for eastern countries should be reformed

news Impact of EU regional funds on climate change fight hazy, study finds

Despite Brussels’ new emphasis on smart specialisation, there is an ongoing difficulty in capturing the value of EU cohesion policy

news Scant progress in closing Europe’s innovation gap according to annual scoreboard

This year’s EU innovation scoreboard shows big differences between member states remain

news New project to map Europe’s scientific research infrastructures

A comprehensive database of 900 European research infrastructures will allow scientists to access resources, services and facilities of which they may previously have been unaware

news EU move into military R&D divides Germany

Researchers are split over whether to go after new EU research funds

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event Framework & the private sector: What’s next?

An off-the-record discussion with the Science|Business Network

Brussels - 26 June 2017

event New world order: Science, technology & trade

A Science|Business public conference

Brussels - 27 June 2017

event Nuts & bolts: What next for the EU’s Key Enabling Technologies programmes?

Science|Business Network dinner

Brussels - 27 September 2017

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Analysis

viewpoints Re-invent open innovation to apply it to small firms

Small companies with limited resources have much to gain from open innovation. But, says Wim Vanhaverbeke, a lack of suitable tools leaves SMEs struggling to organise and manage collaborations. They need support from local networks

viewpoints Lighten up! Research leader wants less bureaucracy in EU programmes

Horizon 2020’s system of rigid calls and heavy auditing discourages high-risk, high-impact projects, says Ángeles Rodriguez-Peña, as she bows out as head of COST

viewpoints Call for scientists to oppose EU defence R&D money

Europe’s researchers should take a principled stand against the new military R&D programme. The EU was created to preserve peace; it will not be peaceful anymore, says Dave Webb, of the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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report Going global

Report of the Science|Business Framework Programme Working Group

report Why fund research?

The European Union is drafting its next 7-year budget plan. How much should go to research and innovation?

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Science|Business Network

network Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh takes office as President of the COST Association

After his appointment as COST President in April, Prof Dr Sierd Cloetingh is officially starting his mandate today. As COST President, he will chair the COST general assembly, known as the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO). He will be leading the strategic development of the COST Association.

network Multidisciplinary European research networks are key to FP9

On 15 June, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) published its position paper, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary, bottom-up, open...

network Tekes’ Research Funding will be modernised to Business Finland Research Funding

Tekes will enhance the use of research as a source for innovations from the beginning of next year by modernising its research funding.

network Chalmers discovery paves the way for fusion power

Two young plasma physicists at Chalmers University of Technology have now taken us one step closer to a functional fusion reactor

network Provost Ilkka Niemelä appointed President of Aalto University

The Search Committee emphasised in particular the academic leadership experience, commitment to multidisciplinarity and student focus.

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Focus on health

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

How to make value-based healthcare work in Europe

The need to adopt a more value-based approach to healthcare is pressing, but some question if it is right to map the patient-centric model proposed by Harvard economist Michael Porter onto Europe’s universal health systems

Mobile app allows cancer clinics to allocate resources

With the number of cancer cases on the rise, stretched healthcare systems have to support more and more patients with troublesome symptoms and the side effects of treatment. Finnish start-up Noona has developed a mobile app to support self-management

New head of FDA sets out plan for regulating digital health devices

Greater certainty about what types of digital health technology will be regulated by FDA will foster innovation and help the agency to devote more resources to higher risk priorities, says Scott Gottlieb

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Pioneering citizen science photo project opens May 4 in European Parliament

 

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