Will market-driven collaboration enable new virtual research models?

Science Exchange, a science services marketplace, links people in research institutions that have specialized service offerings with researchers that need access to those core services. "Science Exchange was developed to create a marketplace for scientific collaboration where researchers can order experiments from the world's best labs," says Elizabeth Iorns, Science Exchange CEO. "The premise is that this collaboration would, in turn, increase the efficiency of scientific research."

2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals

Facsimile news by the EIT - The European Institute of Innovation & Technology

Following the adoption of the Strategic Innovation Agenda(SIA) and the EIT’s amended Regulation by the European Parliament and Council, the Selection Criteria for the 2014 Call for KICs have been published.  
As established in the EIT’s Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) and Horizon 2020, the first two new KICs, to be established in 2014, will address the thematic fields of:
  1. Innovation for healthy living and active ageing; and
  2. Raw materials: sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution.