Monthly Archives: September 2012

EU’S NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY SET TO FOCUS ON SPECIFIC SECTORS

The European Commission is set to publish an “Industrial Policy Communication Update – a contribution to growth and economic recovery” on 10 October. A long-time defender of open markets and free competition, the European Commission now seems to be changing … Continue reading

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YTKO NAMED WINNER OF UK NATIONAL AWARD FOR PROMOTING ENTERPRISE

Economic development and business support organisation YTKO (TII member based in Cambridge) beat strong competition to win the UK government’s Enterprising Britain Award 2012 for “Promoting Enterprise” through its Outset business start-up programme. Bev Hurley, YTKO’s CEO, received the award … Continue reading

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OECD REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FALL IN BUSINESS R&D INVESTMENT

A report published by the OECD in September reveals that business spending on R&D fell a record 4.5% in 2009 due to the economic crisis. And if that was not enough, the current weak economic recovery will likely lead to sluggish … Continue reading

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BIG COMPANIES ARE BETTER FOR THE ECONOMY…

According to the conclusions of an EU-funded project, bigger companies are more productive, they pay higher wages, enjoy higher profits and are more successful in international markets.  A corollary of this is that a country’s economic performance can be linked … Continue reading

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NEW EU RESEARCH AND INNOVATION BUDGET COULD BE SQUEEZED AS DEBATE HOTS UP

The European Commission and Parliament want to see research funds boosted to €80 billion in the next 7-year budget (2014-2020), called Horizon 2020.  Most politicians and experts agree that Europe’s economic future and jobs will increasingly come from innovation in … Continue reading

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WIPO 2012 IP FACTS AND FIGURES PUBLISHED

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its 2012 Facts and Figures report which provides an overview of intellectual property activity for the most recent year of available statistics – mostly 2010. The guide covers 4 areas of industrial property … Continue reading

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UPCOMING ISPIM EVENTS

The 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium – Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology – will be held in Seoul, Korea on 9-12 December 2012. Hosted by KISTEP, Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning, the event will … Continue reading

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