Monthly Archives: July 2011

€1 TRILLION BUDGET FOR EU UNTIL 2020

At the end of June the European Commission presented its long-awaited proposals for the EU’s next 7-year budget (2014-2020). José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, proposed an increase from the current €976 billion to €1 025 billion, thus representing … Continue reading

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NEW ERASMUS-STYLE FUND FOR YOUNG INNOVATORS IN PIPELINE

The European Parliament is supporting a scheme designed by the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) which would help young innovators to develop their innovative ideas. This Parliament-funded pilot scheme, which would be written into the EU budget to be voted … Continue reading

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SWISS LEAD GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX

The Global Innovation Index (GII), which is compiled by French business school INSEAD, placed Switzerland as the most innovative country in the world, thanks to its high turnover of patent registrations. Apart from Switzerland, five EU Member States took top-ten positions: Sweden … Continue reading

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NOT JUST EUROPE LAGGING BEHIND?

Two years ago, ITIF (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) published The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness. The report’s conclusion that the United States was rapidly losing ground in today’s global, innovation-driven economy stunned many people. In … Continue reading

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ENCOURAGING GENDER EQUALITY THROUGH CREATIVITY AND LEADERSHIP

The FEPIC – Female Engineers Pushing Innovation in Companies – is a an EU-funded project under the Lifelong Learning Programme which has succeeded in delivering a truly innovative and attractive e-learning training tool for human resources development from a gender … Continue reading

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LARGEST STUDY INTO UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS COOPERATION IN EUROPE NEARS COMPLETION

The Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre team at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, in cooperation with DG Education and Culture, are currently in the closing stages of conducting a study on cooperation between Higher Education Institutions and public and private … Continue reading

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OPTIMIZING INNOVATION 2011

This 3rd annual event will take place in New York on 19 and 20 October 2011 and will offer the opportunity to uncover the secrets to success of the most experienced innovators in the world and learn how to put ideas … Continue reading

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