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
After the prolonged and – as yet undelivered – promise of a managed process, the UK is bracing for a rocky, no-deal Brexit. We are doing the best we can to find a way through it, a recent Science|Business meeting heard
Talent mobility can involve crossing borders – but there are lots of other ways the EU could promote movement of smart people, a Science|Business conference heard. Targeted measures are needed in Horizon Europe
Insistence on excellence in its grant selections has made the European Research Council a leading global brand. But there are lots of ways to define what excellence is, a Science|Business conference hears.
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.
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.
President Trump’s move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has fired the starting gun on an innovation war, in which the US aims to protect advanced technologies from Chinese incursions. Europe risks being caught in the cross fire