Memo to start-ups: Don’t forget the law

Viewpoint: Compliance with the rules should be an obvious requirement for spin-out companies – so why has it tripped up many a budding entrepreneur? One expert in providing advice to start-ups gives his view

20 Aug 2019



China produces more AI papers than EU or US, but their impact is lower

China produces more AI papers than EU or US, but their impact is lower 

Researchers in China publish the most scientific papers in artificial intelligence (AI), but their work has a lower citation impact, according to a new report from the Center for Data Innovation (CDI), a Washington and Brussels-based think tank.

China is ahead of the EU in AI, and appears to be quickly reducing the gap with the US. But despite being fewer in number, the US produces the highest-quality papers, according to CDI’s analysis.

Commission names board members for Horizon Europe missions

The 70 experts will be responsible for designing the large-scale, objective-driven research projects, which are seen as central to reframing Europe’s approach to tackling ‘grand challenges’ including climate change, soil erosion, sustainable food production and marine and freshwater pollution

31 Jul 2019



Why Open Science is the Future (And how to make it happen)

A special report of the Science|Business Network

This report explores the case for open science, illustrated by use cases and case studies, spanning academia, start-ups and enterprises. It seeks to explain why public sector and private sector researchers should support open science by highlighting concrete examples of disciplinary breakthroughs that have been fuelled by the sharing of research data, tools and infrastructure.

16 Jul 2019

The Dutch push to reframe healthcare around patients

A special report of the Science|Business Network

The Netherlands has embarked on a five year national plan to use health data to improve outcomes for patients and increase the cost effectiveness of its healthcare system. In this report, public health experts and patient representatives discuss progress to date

10 Jul 2019