Monthly Archives: March 2011

EPO AND GOOGLE DO DEAL ON MACHINE TRANSLATION

The European Patent Office (EPO) and American Internet giant Google signed an agreement on 24 March to collaborate on the machine translation of patents into 32 European, Slavic and Asian languages. Under the partnership, the EPO will use Google Translate technology to … Continue reading

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SOCIAL INNOVATION EUROPE INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

Social Innovation Europe was launched at a conference on 16-17 March in Brussels. Funded by the European Commission and led by the Social Innovation eXchange (SIX) – part of the Young Foundation, which is based in London, it is intended … Continue reading

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IPR HELPDESK CHANGES SERVICE PROVIDER

From 1st March 2011 the IPR Helpdesk is being managed by a new consortium composed of infeurope S.A. (Luxembourg), Eurice GmbH (Germany) and Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor (Luxembourg). Following their selection after the tender launched by the Executive Agency … Continue reading

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SURVEY ON UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS COOPERATION

The European Commission (DG Education and Culture) has launched a major initiative to support and develop a better dialogue and closer cooperation between Higher Education Institutions and companies (http://ec.europa.eu/education/higher-education/doc1261_en.htm). In this connection a major international study has been launched to … Continue reading

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US 2011 GLOBAL PATENT AND IP TRENDS INDICATOR

inovia recently surveyed nearly 150 companies to assess the impact of the U.S. economy on global IP strategy and outlook for 2011. Overall the mood was mixed among their IP survey respondents, with 72% saying they had filed as many … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN ALLIANCES FOR MOBILE & MOBILITY INDUSTRIES AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

This new call for proposals aims at providing more strategic support to service innovations, with the objective of unlocking its transformative potential at sectoral and market level and contributing to strengthening the innovativeness of the economy as part of the implementation of … Continue reading

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PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF WORLD-CLASS CLUSTERS IN EUROPE

This call for proposals aims at further supporting the development of more world-class clusters in Europe under two strands: Strand 1: Promoting international cluster activities in the CIP participating countries (3/G/ENT/CIP/11/C/N04C011). This action aims at fostering European cluster cooperation in … Continue reading

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