Monthly Archives: September 2013

EC LAUNCHES NEW INNOVATION OUTPUT INDICATOR

In September, the European Commission launched a new “Indicator of Innovation Output” which measures the extent to which ideas from innovative sectors are able to reach the market, thus providing better jobs and making Europe more competitive. According to this … Continue reading

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SIX EU MEMBER STATES FIGURE AMONG WORLD’S 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COUNTRIES

Six Members States of the EU are in the top ten of the most innovative nations compiled by this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII). After Switzerland in first place come Sweden (2nd), United Kingdom (3rd), Netherlands (4th), Finland (6th), Denmark … Continue reading

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EU PREPARES NEW TABLE OF UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

Under U-Multirank, a new €2 million EU-funded initiative under the Lifelong Learning Programme, the European Commission is preparing a new form of university listing, which analysts say may overturn the US elite bias of current commerical rankings. The new listing … Continue reading

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COSME TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO CREDIT FOR SMALL FIRMS

In a recent interview with Enterprise and Industry Magazine, EC Vice-President Antonio Tajani gave some insights into the new Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs Programme which will run from 2014 to 2020 with a budge of EUR 2.3 billion. COSME … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: SALVADOR ABEL PASTOR MORANT

It was with deep sadness that we learned in the early part of July of the sudden death of our friend and colleague Salvador Pastor, aged 42, from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Since joining TII in 2010 and becoming the Board … Continue reading

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JEAN-PAUL SCHULER APPOINTED NEW HEAD OF LUXINNOVATION

Jean-Paul Schuler (56) is the new director of Luxinnovation, the national agency for the promotion of innovation and research in Luxembourg, one of the founding members of TII. He succeeds Gilles Schlesser, who was instrumental in building up the agency … Continue reading

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INVITATION FROM INSME TO DELIVER A WEBINAR

INSME, the International Network for SMEs, organises through its INSMEAcademy a webinar-based training programme on topics covering all facets of innovation, strategic partnerships and entrepreneurship. All webinars are held at lunch time (usually from 1 to 2pm CET) and include a 10 … Continue reading

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