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Barcelona’s procurement pilot catches the eye of entrepreneurs
The city council recently asked for help in thwarting bike thieves and eradicating potholes, turning traditional procurement on its head and encouraging innovation
Researchers can publish or perish – or start a business
Frustrated by old-fashioned publishing practices, scientists are launching start-ups to change the way research is evaluated and communicated, tapping open-access platforms to increase the visibility and discoverability of their work
UK announces plan to put driverless cars on the road by 2015
£10M initiative to test computer-controlled vehicles in three cities
“Invention means you’ve invented something – it doesn’t mean you’ve been successful”
Spinning out technology used in space missions is a high-risk game. Frank Salzgeber, head of technology transfer at the European Space Agency and space tech’s “friendly uncle”, tells Science|Business how he can help
Europe’s budding business angels lack knowledge, not money
Investment from angels is on the rise, but they need help to invest wisely. It’s time to professionalise angel investing, says Herwig Rollett, co-founder of the Business Angel Institute in Vienna
More, faster, bigger: how Europe can revolutionise corporate culture to drive innovation
Horizon 2020 is not only the EU’s biggest, broadest and most ambitious R&D initiative ever, it is the first to prioritise innovation. Now, company culture must respond, boosting the quality, pace and scale of innovation, says Joachim von Heimburg
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“Invention means you’ve invented something – it doesn’t mean you’ve been successful”
Spinning out technology used in space missions is a high-risk game. Frank Salzgeber, head of technology transfer at the European Space...
ETH Zurich: The Federal Council supports the innovation park in Dübendorf
The Federal Council took a decision in principle in favour of the innovation park on Wednesday. To this end, it plans...
Barcelona’s procurement pilot catches the eye of entrepreneurs
The city council recently asked for help in thwarting bike thieves and eradicating potholes, turning traditional procurement on its head and...
Researchers can publish or perish – or start a business
Frustrated by old-fashioned publishing practices, scientists are launching start-ups to change the way research is evaluated and communicated, tapping open-access platforms...
ESA: Eyes and Ears for every Airplane
Selfly developed a Radar Based Avionics System, in order to make aviation – both manned and unmanned – easier, cheaper, but...
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ETH Zurich: The Federal Council supports the innovation park in Dübendorf
The Federal Council took a decision in principle in favour of the innovation park on Wednesday. To this end, it plans to reserve 70 hectares in Dübendorf. Today's military airdrome is also to be used for civil aviation in the future.
ESA: Eyes and Ears for every Airplane
Selfly developed a Radar Based Avionics System, in order to make aviation – both manned and unmanned – easier, cheaper, but most of all: safer.
ESA: Get more from the Sun
Lens Research and Development, who joined the ESA Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk in 2012, have successfully finished the program and is now a proud alumnus. During incubation Lens R&D developed a cheaper and better sunsensor for among others concentrated solar applications.
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
RE.WORK Technology Summit (Partner event)
Explore emerging technologies shaping the future of business & society. The summit will showcase the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies and their...
London - 18 September 2014
Universities, Businesses & Co.: Together we can (Partner Event)
Strategic inter-sectoral Partnerships for Economic and Social Change and Growth
Rome - 02 October 2014
Foresight: Europe 2030
The purpose of this event is to draw on the expertise of a group of high-level participants about how Europe is...
Berlin - 06 October 2014
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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