Monthly Archives: June 2013

€70 BILLION PACKAGE FOR HORIZON 2020 RECEIVES GREEN LIGHT

After two-and-a-half years of negotiation, the European Council and the European Parliament have agreed on a €70 billion package for the EU’s flagship R&D programme Horizon 2020 for the period 2014-2020. Clearing the final hurdle, which will allow the new … Continue reading

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VLI WINS DUTCH NOMINATION FOR EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE PROMOTION AWARDS

VentureLab International, run by TII member University of Twente,  has won the Dutch nomination to participate in the 2013 European Enterprise Promotion Award this November in Lithuania. VentureLab International was founded by Aard Groen, Professor of Innovative Entrepreneurship at NIKOS in … Continue reading

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MEMBER STATES AGREE ON ERASMUS +

The Irish Presidency has moved one step closer to having the new mobility programme for youth, education and sport ERASMUS + approved for the next funding period 2014-2020. With a budget of at least €16 billion, the new programme will … Continue reading

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OPEN LEARNING WITHIN GROWING BUSINESSES

TII members Magnus Klofsten of Linköping University in Sweden and Dylan Jones-Evans of University of Wales (UK) recently published a case study in the European Journal of Training and Development, which focuses on the open learning process of the Business Development Programme run … Continue reading

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE

The nomination period for the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize is open until 31 July 2013.  With total prize money of 1 million euros, this makes it one of the world’s leading science and technology awards. Organised by the Technology Academy Finland … Continue reading

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RESEARCH COMMERCIALISATION CONFERENCE: FROM IDEAS TO IPO

Research Commercialisation is a new cross-discipline partnering event, organised by Elsevier, which will be held on 17-18 October 2013 in Brussels. It seeks to provide a platform for all those involved in promoting university-industry-investor collaboration, technology transfer and start-ups. TII members are offered … Continue reading

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EUROPE AND CHINA AGREE TO USE SAME PATENT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

At the beginning of June the European Patent Office (EPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) signed an MoU to cooperate in the area of patent classification. From 2014 onwards the SIPO will … Continue reading

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