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CHIPS meets Chips: Transatlantic cooperation in semiconductor research Private S|B event in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies


    In the fast-evolving semiconductor landscape, the United States and the European Union have embarked on substantial initiatives to bolster their semiconductor industries. With planned investments of $52.7 billion in the US through the CHIPS & Science Act and €43 billion in the EU with the Chips Act, there is great potential for groundbreaking research, […]

1st European Science Diplomacy Conference – Towards a European Approach to Science Diplomacy

madrid Madrid, Spain

In view of the increasing complexity and interconnectedness of global challenges, pressures on global commons, the impact of emerging technologies, and not least the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, science diplomacy plays an ever-greater role, also in view of the EU’s open strategic autonomy and technological sovereignty. In light of this, it is essential […]

2023 European Researchers Night


The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways. This year, the event will take place in 26 countries on Friday 29 September 2023. The European Researchers' Night aims to bring research and researchers closer to the public promote excellent research projects […]

Horizon Europe: Decoding the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform Private S|B Network FP Working Group webinar


Now in its final stages of approval at institutional level, the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP) is one of the most discussed initiatives supporting the development of critical technologies in Europe. The STEP would introduce a “sovereignty seal” for projects deemed worthy of receiving EU funds, driving public and private investment towards ideas aiding […]

INESC Winter Meeting

INESC Winter Meeting Organised in collaboration with INESC Holding, the event is scheduled for January 25th and 26th, 2024, and it will be held in Porto. This is an internal event of the INESC group – external participants by invitation only. Preliminary agenda available below. The primary goal is to bring together individuals from all five INESC […]

Rethink, reform or replace: How should the EU approach the design of FP10? Private S|B Network series of workshops


Although more than four years away, the public debate has already begun regarding the structure and orientation of the EU’s next Framework Programme for Research. On February 12, Science|Business will convene a series of in-depth workshops and debates, exclusively for members of its international Network, to develop concrete ideas about how to address some of […]

What’s on the Horizon? Framing the next 40 years of European R&I


    In 2024, the EU will reach an important milestone: the 40th anniversary of the launch of its first Framework Programme (FP) for research. On the occasion of its annual Network conference, Science|Business – which will more modestly celebrate 20 years of its own existence – will convene international leaders from across the science, technology and innovation spectrum to take stock of what […]

Horizon Europe: Where next for lump-sum funding and simplification? Private S|B Network FP Working Group webinar


In a move towards the simplification of R&I grant implementation, the EC has introduced (among other measures) lump sum funding in Horizon Europe. While the original intention was to reduce administration and financial errors, the launch of the methodology was hampered by real-life circumstances. The energy crisis and the subsequent inflation in costs of living […]

European Research and Innovation Days (R&I Days) 2024


The Research and Innovation Week (R&I Week) will take place between 18 and 21 March 2024 both, online and physically in Tour & Taxis (Brussels, Belgium). Celebrating the 40-year journey through the Research and Innovation Framework Programmes, the R&I Week 2024 will debate the future of R&I and shape the contribution to EU political priorities, in particular the EU Tech Sovereignty and Competitiveness. The […]

4th Workshop on Neuroengineering: Brain-on-a-Chip Platforms – i3S – Institute of Research and Innovation in Health.

Porto, Portugal

In recent years, brain-on-a-chip platforms have emerged as very promising tools to recapitulate important features of brain structure and function within miniaturized and engineered devices. In this workshop, we will discuss the most recent advances in the field, ranging from microfabrication to brain-on-a-chip applications in disease modeling. This workshop aims at promoting an intellectually stimulating […]

In our defence: How can R&I contribute to a more stable, secure future? Private S|B Network hybrid workshop


Over the course of the past two years, geopolitical realities have pushed defence-related R&I policy and funding to the top of the agenda, both in Europe and beyond. The research community, still, is concerned about how this trend is affecting existing R&I budgets and programmes, and also to what extent research organisations are willing and […]