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news Call for European Research Council budget to double to €4B per annum

Amid the 10th birthday celebrations, ERC president Jean-Pierre Bourguignon set down a marker for the future, suggesting the annual budget should rise to €4 billion over the next ten years.

news Bidding war for European Medicines Agency intensifies as Article 50 trigger looms

The competition among cities vying to replace London as home of the drug regulator is hotting up. A decision on the new location could be announced before June

news EU Research Commissioner sees ‘opportunities’ after Trump science cuts

‘This is the moment that if I was an investor I would double my bet on Europe,’ says Moedas, on the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council

news On its 60th anniversary, the EU celebrates with a “Digital Day”

Ministers meeting in Rome today will sign declarations to put the EU at the forefront of global high-performance computing, to carry...

news Trump slays science budget

Whopping cuts unveiled in budget proposal undermine United States’ leadership in science and technology

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event In the cloud: Scientific data sharing and the EU’s new cloud initiative

Meeting of the Science|Business Open Data Cluster

Barcelona - 4 April 2017

event Variation In Health Outcomes: Regional Case Studies

Science|Business Healthy Measures session, at BIOVISION

Lyon, France - 5 April 2017

event Health transformations: How smarter use of data can improve health and wellbeing – and stimulate the economy

Science|Business Healthy Measures conference

Helsinki - 23 May 2017

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Analysis

viewpoints Horizon 2020’s continued funding of big companies should be questioned

Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, MEP, will challenge the European Commission to better justify the money it awards to industry for research projects in an opinion to be delivered to the Parliament on Thursday.

viewpoints ‘Know-Nothing’ Trump cuts science funding – and opens a door for Europe

Budget cuts proposed in Washington ignore what we know about the value of science. To support science everywhere, join us April 22 on the streets, at Science March Brussels

viewpoints Alaska is a case study on the perils of ignoring global warming

Climate change is happening, as Alaska vividly demonstrates. Now is time to prepare, says US ecologist Richard Boone, offering the Netherlands as one role model

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report Research Strategies The next Framework Programme

In October 2016, the Science|Network of universities, companies and innovation organisations gathered in Brussels to debate the future of EU R&D programmes. The result: A profusion of ideas, recommendations and warnings for the future of EU research and innovation.

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Science|Business Network

network New momentum for the European Research Area

The European University Association calls upon the EU to provide new momentum, dynamism and equity to knowledge societies in Europe and beyond

network King's College partner in new £100 million Rosalind Franklin Institute

The institute is part of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy to maintain the UK’s global leadership in science, innovation and research

network Science publishers partner with a COST Action to share data and improve peer review

Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley have agreed on a protocol that enables peer review data sharing in a journal sample.

network Robert-Jan Smits receives Dutch academy medal

Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation – European Commission, will receive the 2016 Academy Medal

network InnoEnergy appoints new education director

Frank Gielen appointed to boost digital learning and links in sustainable energy

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Focus on health

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

OECD urges Denmark to get its primary care database back online

Denmark was a leader in using primary care data to drive improvements in outcomes. The decision to take down the national database following security concerns was a major step backwards. Access must be restored says OECD

How Wales is making better health and cost savings add up

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board set up a value-based team to collect and analyse data on how its budget is spent. This is helping to get better value for money and improving outcomes for patients with Parkinson’s disease, cataracts and chronic lung disease

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Science|Business is coordinator of this Horizon 2020 project to communicate the work of ERC grantees.

ERC researchers are unravelling the secrets of longevity, exploring ways of adding ‘life to years’ as well as ‘years to life’. (Hint: It helps to be a monk.)

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Can archaeological sites tell us about what people ate in the Bronze Age?

 

Many of the pioneering inventions of the Roman Empire still influence our lives today. But what about global food trade?

 

Since 1900 life expectancy has more than doubled, but humans are still looking for the Fountain of Youth

 

Dutch scientists teach cyclists to behave

Think traffic flows, and you think cars. But what about bike and people traffic? In an urban environment, mixed mobility flows are becoming the norm as European cities seek to reduce air pollution and congestion.