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Imperial College tech commercialisation group rejects takeover bid from IP Group
Combination of the two would create £1.3 billion university technology investment company
Declaration calls for all clinical studies to be registered and the results published
Leading funders of clinical research around the world say they will require grant holders to register trials in advance and to publish data in full, regardless of whether the results are positive or not
No good outcome for science from Brexit
As the opening of Brexit negotiations is authorised by the EU Council, the UK’s leading research universities call for science to be a priority
The European Research Council: Scale us up!
The Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC), the EU’s body funding individual researchers in frontier research, has laid out its argument for a larger slice of EU funding. They use their 10-year track record to argue for a doubling in funds in the next Framework Programme
EU an ICT laggard in latest figures on the sector worldwide
The ICT sector has tripled in value-added in the last 20 years. There has been growth in Europe, with 5.7M jobs in 2014, but the EU is behind other economies
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WannaCry attack is a wake-up call for hospitals

After ignoring previous warnings, security experts say it is now time for health systems to address their IT blind spots – before the next big cyber attack

Why Brexit could be a bad thing for Swedish science

While other countries have assessed the overall impact of Brexit, Sweden is alone in analysing the specific effects on R&D. There could be severe consequences for the size and shape of Framework Programmes that will reverberate through Swedish research

All of European science will be diminished by Brexit

Try as they might, no one can see a bright side to Brexit, either for the UK or the EU27. The only course is damage limitation, agreed speakers at a debate ‘Brexit the scientific impact’

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WannaCry attack is a wake-up call for hospitals
After ignoring previous warnings, security experts say it is now time for health systems to address their IT blind spots – before the next big cyber attack
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Finland's first 5G development environment opens to businesses in Oulu

The 5GTN test environment supports corporate product development. 5G benefits include e.g. high-speed and reliable connections, short delays, energy savings and connectivity.

Huawei doubles down on commitment to ICT in Spain

During a visit to China by a delegation from the Spanish Government, Inigo de la Serna, Spain's Minister of Public Works,...

Aalto researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions

The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner.

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