Monthly Archives: October 2010

EC LAUNCHES “INNOVATION UNION”

On 6 October the European Commission published its « Innovation Union » communication which sets out a strategic approach to innovation, driven by the highest political level. The Innovation Union will focus Europe’s efforts – and cooperation with third countries … Continue reading

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TAKE IT UP WEBSITE GOES LIVE

http://www.takeitup.eu, the web platform of TAKE IT UP, the Europe INNOVA promotion pillar, has now officially gone on the air. Through it, you can access the Warehouse for innovation support, which showcases ‘codified for use’ services and tools of pertinence … Continue reading

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GERMAN MEMBER UNDERTAKES MAJOR EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS SURVEY

TII Member, The Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, is currently undertaking a study on cooperation between Higher Education Institutions and public and private organisations in Europe, following their selection in response to a public … Continue reading

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STILL DIVERGENT NATIONAL INTERESTS OVER EU PATENT

Final agreement on the EU patent, which was hoped for at the Competitiveness Council meeting in Luxembourg on 11 October, was still blocked on account of divergent national interests. EU ministers remain divided between a group of countries led by … Continue reading

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INNOVATION UNION: EXPERT CRITICISES EU’S GENERAL APPROACH AND FOCUS ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

A leading innovation expert has warned that Europe could struggle to implement the new ‘Innovation Union’ and ‘Europe 2020’ strategies. Bengt-Åke Lundvall, professor of economics at the University of Aalborg, said lessons could be learned from China’s approach to policymaking, … Continue reading

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