Monthly Archives: November 2010

HAVE A SAY ON PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE EU INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS FUNDING

Until 4 February 2011 the EC is gathering views on the future of the CIP through a public consultation. It forms part of an impact assessment which will inform the design of a possible successor programme to the Competitiveness and … Continue reading

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MORE THAN 50% of EU27 COMPANIES ARE INNOVATIVE

is the conclusion of the Sixth Community Innovation Survey which was published recently by the statistical office of the European Union (STATEC). It analyses the innovation activities of companies in the 27 EU Member States plus Norway and Croatia from … Continue reading

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FP7 UNDER SCRUTINY

An expert group of ten independent experts commissioned by the European Commission has presented an Interim Evaluation of the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research. The report calls for greater coherence between EU and national level research. It also … Continue reading

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VIDEO OF THE MONTH

You can discover innovation guru Charles Leadbeater’s video on how social media is changing the way we think, create and share ideas at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiP79vYsfbo He is also author of the book “We Think: mass innovation, not mass production” … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT POLICY: THE POWER OF INNOVATION

is the title of a special e-edition of the Outreach Development magazine published by the World Bank Institute which contains an interesting selection of articles and book reviews on how innovation may be the single most important driver of economic … Continue reading

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WINNERS @ TAKE IT UP BEST PITCHING AWARD

TII members Olivier De Cock (IBBT Belgium) and Thorsten Kliewe (Science Marketing Centre of Fachhochschule Münster) won two of the three prizes at the TAKE IT UP Best Pitching Award which was held at the TII Innovation Tool Fair on … Continue reading

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NO SIGN YET OF DOWNTURN IN INDUSTRIAL R&D INVESTMENT

In November the JRC and DG RTD of the European Commission released their 2009 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, which presents information on 2000 companies from around the world reporting major investments in R&D. One half of these companies are … Continue reading

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