Monthly Archives: April 2013

HORIZON 2020: WILL SIMPLIFICATION BE SO EASY?

The first calls under the European Union’s new framework programme for research and innovation – Horizon 2020 – are expected towards the end of this year. The main differences with previous funding programmes will be a single programme, coupling research … Continue reading

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EC PROPOSES REVISION OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER BLOCK EXEMPTION REGULATION

The European Commission has launched a public consultation regarding the revision of rules on technology transfer agreements with a view to changing the existing exemptions. The Commission may impose rules so as to avoid companies using license agreements to divide … Continue reading

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NEW CALL: TOWARDS WORLD-CLASS CLUSTERS: PROMOTING CLUSTER EXCELLENCE

Call identifier: 62/G/ENT/CIP/13/C/N04C031 Deadline: 18 June 2013 OVERALL AIM The objective of this Call is to pursue the EU efforts aimed at strengthening cluster management excellence in Europe by further using the results and tools developed by the European Cluster Excellence … Continue reading

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GUIDE TO SOCIAL INNOVATION – A NEW REPORT FROM DG REGIO

Faced with pressing societal challenges such as high unemployment and an ageing population, Europe is increasingly turning towards social innovation as a source of new solutions.  It is therefore a sign of the times that for 2014-2020 social innovation has been explicitly integrated … Continue reading

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UNITARY PATENT ACTIONS BY ITALY AND SPAIN DISMISSED

The Court of Justice of the European Union has dismissed the case brought by Italy and Spain who objected to the legality of the enhanced cooperation procedure used to bring in the unitary patent. Both countries objected to Italian and Spanish … Continue reading

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BUSCINESSENCE CONFERENCE, 21-22 MAY IN TURKU

The Business and Innovation Development unit at the University of Turku is hosting Buscinessence, a conference focusing on the intersection between science and business. A line-up of prominent speakers will talk about science in business and business in science as keynote … Continue reading

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ASEAN IPR SME HELPDESK OPENS FOR BUSINESS

DG Enterprise and Industry is funding the activities of an ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk to provide free information and services for European businesses to help protect and enforce their IPR in the ASEAN region, i.e. Brunei-Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, … Continue reading

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