Monthly Archives: October 2011

EU’S FIRST “COMPETITIVE REPORT” PUBLISHED

The European Commission published its first annual “competitive report” in the middle of October, which assesses the member states’ economic performance under the newly agreed framework for budgetary surveillance. In the first exercise of the new monitoring framework, the Commission has … Continue reading

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 1ST EUROPEAN INNOVATION CONVENTION

Registration for the EC’s Innovation Convention, to be held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels, is now open. This is the first in a series of Innovation Conventions that will be organised under the Innovation Union flagship initiative adopted one … Continue reading

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2011 EU INDUSTRIAL R&D INVESTMENT SCOREBOARD

The 2011 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects information on the top 1000 EU companies and 1000 non-EU companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the last reporting year. It incorporates data on R&D investment along with other economic … Continue reading

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PATENT BOXES: TAX POLICY FOR INNOVATION

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in the U.S. published in early October an insightful article on patent boxes. One of the most interesting policy developments in the global innovation race is known as patent boxes. Patent boxes provide preferential tax … Continue reading

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BOOK OF THE MONTH: WINNING OPPORTUNITIES

Winning Opportunities is the new English version of the successful book published in French five years ago by Raphael Cohen, one of TII’s esteemed summer school trainers. It is based on the methodology he teaches in top business schools in Switzerland and America and … Continue reading

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TT JOB VACANCY AT IST AUSTRIA

IST Austria is a new postgraduate institute dedicated to be a world-class research centre focused on the Natural Sciences, which is located in Klosterneuburg close to Vienna. It is currently looking for a Technology Transfer Expert (f/m) whose tasks will … Continue reading

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SME PERFORMANCE REVIEW – 2010/2011

The number of SMEs is expected to rise by 0.9% in 2011 and their gross value-added by 3.9%. The number of SMEs’ employees is expected to increase by 0.4% after a two-year slump. However, the crisis is not over and … Continue reading

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