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Investing: Anyone got €500 million?

A new proposal from the European Investment Fund seeks to accelerate the success of European technology transfer projects. A noble idea, says Mary Lisbeth D'Amico in her fortnightly column, but no one has yet stepped up to foot the bill.

23 Nov 2005

An end to France's biotech drought?

It has been six years since a French biotech company made a stock market debut – and now two, BioAlliance and ExonHit, are doing so. Is the European market reawakening?

23 Nov 2005

The beauty of it

"Scientific work … must be done for itself, for the beauty of science." Marie Curie, chemist & physicist (1867 - 1934)
23 Nov 2005

UK universities given £6 million to form US links

The universities of Cambridge and Manchester, Imperial College London and the SETsquared Partnership, a joint venture among four universities in southern England, have won funding to collaborate with peers in the US and with companies such as Airbus and Boeing.
09 Nov 2005