Monthly Archives: April 2011

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN EU KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER STUDY

On behalf of the European Commission’s General Directorate Research and Innovation, the Knowledge Transfer Study 2010-2012 (http://www.knowledge-transfer-study.eu) conducts workshops and surveys on intellectual property management in knowledge transfer from universities and public research organisations in Europe.  The workshops cover 39 … Continue reading

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EC PROPOSES UNITARY PATENT PROTECTION LEGISLATION

As part of the Single Market Act presented on 13 April, the European Commission tabled a package of two legislative proposals, using the enhanced cooperation procedure, that will radically reduce the cost of patents in Europe by up to 80%. … Continue reading

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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OF INNOVATION: TOWARDS A EUROPEAN SCHEME

Increasing public procurement of innovation is a key action of the EC’s “Innovation Union” strategy through the development of an EU financial support mechanism.  A feasibility study was recently launched to design the mechanism to start a number of pilot projects … Continue reading

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EC LAUNCHES OPEN CONSULTATION ON EIT

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation on the future strategy for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The consultation will remain open until 30 June 2011. Following the success of the EIT’s initial phase, the … Continue reading

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EUROSTARS PROGRAMME SET TO CONTINUE

EUREKA’s Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support programme for collaborative research and innovation  projects to be specifically dedicated to SMEs. At the end of 2010, a Group of Independent Experts carried out an Interim Evaluation of the Eurostars … Continue reading

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CURRENT U.S. INVESTMENT IN R&D DOWN BY $60 MILLION

Government funding for research played a key role in the technological breakthroughs that have helped U.S. industry become global technology leaders since World War II. Indeed, federal support of research grew 4.9% per year in inflation adjusted terms from 1953-1987. … Continue reading

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SMART SPECIALIZATION: THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN REGIONAL INNOVATION POLICY

Meta Group and EURADA are holding a one-day workshop on 30 May at the Hilton Hotel Fiumicino Airport in Rome on “Smart Specialization”. This is a brand new model proposed by DG Regio for chanelling the next round of Structural Funds … Continue reading

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