Monthly Archives: December 2011

OVER 80 BILLION EURO FOR HORIZON 2020

On 30 November, the European Commission published its proposals for establishing the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) with a budget of over 80 billion euro. A specific instrument is reserved for Innovation in SMEs in … Continue reading

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CIP MAKES WAY FOR COSME

At the same time as the launch of Horizon 2020, the European Commission published its proposal for a successor programe to the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), worth 2.5 billion at today’s prices. The emphasis will be less on innovation … Continue reading

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“WARSAW ACCORD” FOR EUROPEAN PATENT?

The Polish Presidency is hopeful that a special signing ceremony will take place on 20 December  to mark political agreement on the unified EU patent. With the change of governments in Italy and Spain, the only two countries of the EU27 … Continue reading

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SCOTTISH BIOLOGIST NAMED EU CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

The appointment of Prof. Anne Glover as the first EU Chief Scientific Advisor was announed by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso at the opening of the 2011 Innovation Convention in Brussels on 5 December. Prof. Glover will begin the new three-year … Continue reading

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AUTM FY 2010 LICENSING SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has published the U.S. and Canadian versions of its Licensing Activity Survey: FY2010. During FY 2010, 651 companies were formed in the U.S. as a result of university research, which represents an increase … Continue reading

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SPECIAL END-OF-YEAR OFFER FOR THE BUSINESS PLATFORM

The Business Platform – Entrepreneurship & management in the early stages of a firm’s development is a masterly study by Prof. Magnus Klofsten of Linköping University in Sweden, which contributes to solving the enigma why more new company creations do … Continue reading

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IT TAKES TIME TO BE CREATIVE…

Have you ever felt that your clients are just a little bit too demanding and too impatient to see the results? Click on the following link to see how a class of schoolchildren (our most creative citizens) fared when they were … Continue reading

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