Monthly Archives: November 2012

EC INAUGURATES SOCIAL INNOVATION PRIZE

While the term is relatively new, social innovators are at work across the world, generating new products, services and processes which address some of the most important of today’s challenges, such as healthcare, the environment, poverty and unemployment among society’s most vulnerable … Continue reading

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ECONOMIC CRISIS REFLECTED IN FIRST “EUROPE 2020” STATISTICS

Eurostat has published its first analysis of the statistics underpinning Europe’s 2020 strategy in the field of employment, R&D spending, CO² emissions and renewable energies, as well as eduction, poverty and social exclusion. To recap, the five “headline targets” for … Continue reading

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IINNOVATION PERFORMANCE IN 190 REGIONS COMPARED

The Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012, published at the beginning of November, provides a comparative assessment of how European regions perform with regard to innovation. The report covers 190 regions across the European Union, Croatia, Norway and Switzerland. It classifies European … Continue reading

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ACP S&T II PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

The ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology II (S&T II) Call for Proposals, with a budget of 20.8 million euro, was launched on 08/10/2012. Thirty-six capacity-building projects, often involving knowledge institutions from the EU and the ACP countries, were … Continue reading

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SME PARTICIPATION IN FP7 INCREASES

The participation of SMEs in the FP7 Cooperation Programme has increased to 21.7% under the work programmes for 2011 and 2012, according to the data from the 9th Report on SME Participation in FP7. This figure represents an increase of … Continue reading

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WIPO IP STATISTICS DATA CENTRE NOW ON-LINE

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) cooperates with IP offices around the world to provide its stakeholders with up-to-date IP statistics. Reliable IP statistics are an important tool for understanding trends in business and technology and in the use of … Continue reading

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GIVE YOUR VIEWS IN THE ENTERPRISE COMPETITIVENESS FORUM

The Economic Analysis team at DG Enterprise and Industry contributes to “Europe 2020” by delivering timely and proactive policy analysis on the competitiveness challenges and opportunities faced by EU enterprises, including the evaluation of structural reforms, innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity and … Continue reading

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