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Growth capital gap stunts Europe’s innovation potential
Venture capital investment in EU start-ups is less than one-quarter of US level. Policy shift could help spur more innovation by allowing pension and insurance funds to channel a small fraction of their assets to venture funds
Spelling initiative wins inaugural Global Innovation Award
BERLIN – 7 October 2014. Elvis Austins, founder of Nigerian sustainable development initiative SpellAfrica, had his progress in helping Africa’s young...
ACES entrepreneurship prizes reward companies working in health and environment
BERLIN – 7 October 2014. Spin-outs from Germany, Switzerland and the UK won the ACES awards for academic entrepreneurship in Europe....
Harnessing the fantastic power of students
Forget the theory: students are inspired by problem-solving and turning know-how into entrepreneurship. Even dissent is a focus for innovation, says John Einar Hustad of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Czech Republic leads central European charge to electric cars
The Czechs are accelerating to catch up in the electric car world. However, more government support is needed to help green innovation displace incumbent technologies, saysTomáš Chmelík, project manager for the country’s E-mobility programmme
“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
Investment Archive
Harnessing the fantastic power of students
Forget the theory: students are inspired by problem-solving and turning know-how into entrepreneurship. Even dissent is a focus for innovation, says...
Growth capital gap stunts Europe’s innovation potential
Venture capital investment in EU start-ups is less than one-quarter of US level. Policy shift could help spur more innovation...
Aalto EE offers executive education in Iran
First globally accredited Executive MBA programme launched in Iran
TUM and GE Global Research intensify research cooperation and launch new laboratory for gas turbine technology
After ten years of successful cooperation on the Garching Campus, the Technical University Munich (TUM) and GE Global Research sign a...
Spelling initiative wins inaugural Global Innovation Award
BERLIN – 7 October 2014. Elvis Austins, founder of Nigerian sustainable development initiative SpellAfrica, had his progress in helping Africa’s young...
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Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network
Aalto EE offers executive education in Iran
First globally accredited Executive MBA programme launched in Iran
TUM and GE Global Research intensify research cooperation and launch new laboratory for gas turbine technology
After ten years of successful cooperation on the Garching Campus, the Technical University Munich (TUM) and GE Global Research sign a new framework agreement today in order to intensify their research cooperation. The next joint project will be setting up a worldwide unique laboratory for the development of new gas turbine technologies. The Free State of Bavaria does also contribute to the funding which amounts to about EUR13m.
ESADE team's experience in the 2014 Hult Prize competition
Harambee, the ESADE students' finalist project, held up remarkably well during the final pitch-off at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Global University Venturing annual Summit (Partner Event)
Global University Venturing brings together university venturers and tech transfer offices from around the world to learn from each other and...
The Crystal, London - 21 October 2014
iMinds The Conference 2014 (Partner Event)
iMinds The Conference is Brussels' #1 annual conference on digital innovation, targeted at researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, industry and policy decision-makers....
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 23 October 2014
The EU Energy Challenge: Can innovation fill the gap?
The EU’s transition to a sustainable energy system is a top policy challenge of the coming decade. Though much progress has...
Square - Brussels Meeting Centre - 14 November 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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