New math? EU unveils plan to turn €21B into €315B in growth-oriented investments
Juncker growth plan moves money from grant programmes – including €2.7 billion from Horizon 2020 - to a financial fund for riskier projects
Juncker investment plan broadly endorsed despite concerns about R&D cuts
Although there is backing for the €315B Fund for Strategic Investment, researchers are worried about loss of the Horizon 2020 money that will be diverted to service the scheme
Interdisciplinary study is a vital underpinning to 21st century careers
From 2015, first-year undergraduates at TU Berlin will have an option to start studying without choosing a degree subject. A new “orientation year” will include a class in entrepreneurship, and coursework flexibility will give students more responsibility for their choices
VIDEO: Don’t hand over the grant money and run
Disbursing cash for research is one thing, but making a real difference lies in preparing new technologies for market, says Cheryl Martin, Director of the US energy research agency ARPA-E
  • Viewpoints
  • EU Highlights
  • Science|Business Network
  • Innovation Board
VIDEO: Don’t hand over the grant money and run
Disbursing cash for research is one thing, but making a real difference lies in preparing new technologies for market, says Cheryl Martin, Director of the US energy research agency ARPA-E
VIDEO: Europe should set higher targets for renewable energy
A move to renewable sources of power needs to be top of the agenda. The Commission’s new €315B Fund for Strategic Investment could help with this, says Martina Werner, MEP
Video: US-China climate deal a great opportunity for Europe
Two giant economies are going to come to Europe’s door to buy green technologies, said Jeppe Kofod, MEP
Spain’s challenge to unitary patent should be thrown out, says Advocate General
Adviser’s opinion expected to influence the European Court of Justice
Juncker investment plan broadly endorsed despite concerns about R&D cuts
Although there is backing for the €315B Fund for Strategic Investment, researchers are worried about loss of the Horizon 2020 money that will be diverted to service the scheme
Interdisciplinary study is a vital underpinning to 21st century careers
From 2015, first-year undergraduates at TU Berlin will have an option to start studying without choosing a degree subject. A new “orientation year” will include a class in entrepreneurship, and coursework flexibility will give students more responsibility for their choices

The OECD and Aalto University discuss enterprise
This week Aalto University hosted the OECD ‘What works’ Conference. The theme of the event was entrepreneurship and higher education. Over the course of two days of seminars, lectures, and workshops, experts in the field shared their experiences and ideas about best practice in an inspirational atmosphere.
Chalmers to become global disseminator of knowledge
At the beginning of 2015, Chalmers will start its first mooc – massive open online course – free of charge and accessible to anyone with a computer. The course will be on the super-material graphene, which has not been the subject for a mooc previously.
ETH spin-off wins the 2014 Swiss Technology Award
Aeon Scientific, a biomedical engineering company, impressed the judges with its robot-controlled surgical system, which can be used to treat cardiac arrhythmia quickly and safely.




Helping Europe Innovate
Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL Annual Report 2012-2013
A Grace Period for Patents
Could it help European universities innovate?
Inside the mind of European academic entrepreneurs
Perceptions of ACES finalists about the process of science entrepreneurship
Advertisement

The new European Commission: Bad news for research and innovation?
Advocates for cross-sectoral R&D support fear a downgrade in the new Commission – but in individual areas such as energy, digital technologies, and pharmaceuticals, a stronger emphasis on growth and investment is good news for many
Helping Europe Innovate
The Annual Report 2013-2014 is a summary of the activites of the Science|Business Innovation Board over the past year. The Science|Business...
The Renewable Power Dilemma
Europe is determined to lead the world in the shift to green energy. A key policy goal in the European Commission’s...
The value(s) of science
With Europe’s biggest-ever research programme, Horizon 2020, now underway, Science|Business gathered several leaders in European research, industry and policy to debate...
>More Innovation Intelligence
Energy Special Reports
Europe’s Energy Challenge: A Special Report 2014
The new European Commission has made energy policy one of its top priorities. Reflecting that, this special Science|Business report on “Europe’s energy challenge” gathers insights from across the world on a key topic: Can innovation bring the answers—can it lay the foundation for energy security, affordability and sustainability?
Energy transitions: Powering up Europe’s low-carbon future
The transition to a low-carbon energy system is a top priority for the European Union – and new technologies and innovation are critical to achieving the EU’s 2030 targets. The articles contained in Energy Transitions summarise a series of eight high-level policy symposia on Europe’s energy future organized between 2011 and 2014 by Science|Business and supported by BP.
Cheryl Martin, Director of ARPA-E, talks to Science|Business at the EU Energy Challenge Summit

Meet the Parliament: Martina Werner says Europe should set higher targets for renewable energy

>More Videos
The IP Summit 2014 (Partner Event)
The IP Summit 2014 will tackle, for the first time alongside Patents and Trademarks topics, Copyright issues. This 9th edition will indeed try to answer the last questions on the main actual IP issues.
Brussels - 04 December 2014
Disease prevention: Meeting the challenge
A high-level roundtable as part of the Science|Business foresight series
Brussels - 04 February 2015
Horizon 2020 – New Commission, new Agenda
The 2015 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference
Brussels - 24 March 2015
The Trade Papers: The economic impact of TTIP
A special report and trans-Atlantic conference on TTIP and innovation – organised jointly by Science|Business and ITIF in Brussels and Washington
Brussels - 23 April 2015
The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?
The EU’s transition to a sustainable energy system is a top policy challenge of the coming decade. Though much progress has been achieved, the pace of change is too slow.
5G@Europe Summit 2014 (Partner Event)
We bring the world’s leading mobile network experts to Munich – The 5G@Europe Summit (5G ES) aims to foster debate and provide a forum for sharing ideas regarding the mobile communications of the future.
Innovative regions: How can the EU support regional growth?
A high-level conference with Johannes Hahn, EU Regional Policy Commissioner
Advertisement