Monthly Archives: May 2011

INTERIM CONCLUSIONS – EU RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUNDING CONSULTATION

The European Commission’s public consultation on the future of EU research and innovation funding drew to a close on 20 May. At the beginning of May, with more than 470 responses already received, the EC published some interim conclusions that … Continue reading

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WIPO PUBLISHES PCT YEARLY REVIEW FOR 2010

PCT applications rose by 5.7% in 2010 with an estimated total of 164 300 filings compared to 2009. The strongest growth originated from China (+55.6%) which overtook the Republic of Korea as the fourth-ranked PCT filing country. Asia became the biggest PCT filing … Continue reading

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SURVEY ON THE CHALLENGES TO RAISE THE INNOVATION CAPACITY OF SMEs IN EUROPE

This survey forms part of a “Feasibility study on new forms of EU support to Member States and Regions to foster SMEs innovation capacity”. It is carried out by INNOVA Europe (http://www.innova-europe.eu) in association with Technopolis Group (http://www.technopolis-group.com) on the … Continue reading

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2012 MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE

The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded to a groundbreaking innovation that promotes people’s quality of life, contributes toward the realization of human values and encourages sustainable development.  Candidates for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize are being sought across the world … Continue reading

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DOING BUSINESS IN OTHER EU COUNTRIES SET TO BECOME SIMPLER

Businesses seeking to expand into other countries often struggle to comply with all the regulations they need to follow. Applying for licences, permits and completing other administrative procedures in another country can be very complicated.  This is even true in … Continue reading

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1% OF START-UPS CREATE 40% OF ALL NEW JOBS

This is the finding of a report published by the World Economic Forum and conducted in collaboration with Stanford University and Endeavor Global. The WEF suggests that governments who want to spark growth via entrepreneurship should find out what makes … Continue reading

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ECSB SUMMER SCHOOL IN COVILHA, PORTUGAL

The 1st ECSB Summer School on Entrepreneurship in High-Tech Industries is being organised by the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) and the University of Beira Interior (UBI) from 25 to 29 July in Covilha (P). The Summer … Continue reading

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