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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....
University education must be the mother of re-invention
The interdisciplinary vision of the future that inspired the formation of Aalto University has arrived. This has profound implications for undergraduate education, says the university’s President, Tuula Teeri. Students must be equipped to re-invent themselves, she tells Science|Business
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
Investment Archive
University education must be the mother of re-invention
The interdisciplinary vision of the future that inspired the formation of Aalto University has arrived. This has profound implications for undergraduate...
New Cambridge Enterprise office opens on University Biomedical Campus
Cambridge Enterprise, the University's commercialisation arm, is expanding its reach with the opening of an adjunct office on the first floor...
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
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Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network
New Cambridge Enterprise office opens on University Biomedical Campus
Cambridge Enterprise, the University's commercialisation arm, is expanding its reach with the opening of an adjunct office on the first floor...
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.
Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
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
Aalto University Academic Summit (Partner Event)
The summit will focus on how universities contribute in creating knowledge societies thereby facilitating economic development, job creation and well-being.
Espoo, Finland - 18 November 2014
Horizon 2020 – New Commission, new Agenda
The 2015 Science|Business Horizon 2020 Conference
Brussels - 24 March 2015
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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