Monthly Archives: February 2011

EU RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUNDING: PUBLIC CONSULTATION OPEN

The European Commission has launched a consultation on major improvements to EU research and innovation funding to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and improve value for money. The proposed “Common Strategic Framework”, set out in a Green … Continue reading

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THE INNOVATION PARADOX

Creating a culture that fosters entrepreneurship may depend as much on social perceptions as on government funding, according to a study released at the end of January. The “Global Innovation Barometer” report, supported by US technology giant General Electric, interviewed … Continue reading

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INNOVATION UNION SCOREBOARD REVEALS EU NOT YET CLOSING INNOVATION GAP

When it comes to innovation, the European Union still leads India and Russia, but Brazil is making steady progress and China is catching up quickly, according to latest figures produced by the re-named Innovation Union Scoreboard and released by the … Continue reading

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OPEN SERVICES INNOVATION: NEW BOOK FROM HENRY CHESBROUGH

Chesbrough is back with a new book on open innovation, this time extending the open paradigm to services. After publishing the much acclaimed “Open Innovation” in 2003,  which set a paradigm for innovation management and the collaborative enterprise and at … Continue reading

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FUTURE OF EU INNOVATION PROGRAMMES: STRATEGIC ROADMAPPING WORKSHOP

TII hosted a Strategic Roadmapping Workshop on 22 February in Brussels  as part of a European study on “Efficiency of European Innovation programmes and recommendations for future implementation”. Over 30 people attended the workshop from the TII membership and the … Continue reading

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EURONEWS LAUNCHES “INNOVATION”

EuroNews, the pan-European multilingual news television channel, has recently launched “Innovation”, a TV and Internet magazine about research and innovation in Europe. The magazine plans to showcase the products and services which are the results of successful research projects which have been … Continue reading

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BUILDING THE INNOVATION MACHINE

An article in The Economist magazine reports on the publication of a new book entitled “The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge”. Its authors are Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, two professors at the Tuck School of Business … Continue reading

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