At the Euroscience Open Forum conference, a Bulgarian medical start-up demonstrates the potential - and the challenges - of getting health systems to focus on preventing disease, rather than responding when it strikes
An app developed by Google’s AI company saves nurses two hours a day. But so far it is free to use. An independent panel says DeepMind must clarify the business model, a stark illustration that as healthcare AI goes mainstream, the matter of who does what with patient data is coming into sharper focus
It is crucial to incorporate patient perspectives on healthcare innovation and decision making to increase the sustainability of Europe’s healthcare systems. A panel held at the Science|Business annual conference looked at the role Horizon Europe can play in achieving this
Funding science and providing incentives to spur innovation in antibiotics is crucial, but political support for stewardship and prevention of inappropriate use is just as important in ensuring availability of effective and affordable drugs that are used in a responsible way
The European Open Science Cloud is a giant effort to provide a single point of access to all scientific data. But getting all the infrastructures to integrate and engendering a culture of sharing is a daunting task, say those involved in its creation
Draft roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud paves the way for a governance structure to be in place by the end of 2018. A ‘soft overlay’ will gradually pull resources across Europe into a seamless whole
Climate change is bringing with it not only drier summers, but warmer springs too. This causes trees and shrubs to bud earlier, making them vulnerable to late frost, as ETH forest scientists have now proven.
Eight years on, the collapse of Nokia’s mobile phone business continues to reverberate. For Pekka Soini, head of the innovation and investment agency Business Finland, this shows the country can’t afford to put all of its eggs in one basket again
As newer EU member states complain about brain drain, innovation expert Anita Tregner Mlinaric says increasing salaries is just one part of the answer to luring them home. National research ecosystems need to improve
Research and innovation in central Europe is held back by the emigration of scientists and engineers. Rather than framing policies around encouraging their permanent return, the EU should help universities establish brain networks, in which modern communications enable scientists in the diaspora to contribute to research at home.