Monthly Archives: March 2014

2014 EUROPEAN INNOVATION SCOREBOARDS: MORE INNOVATION, BUT MORE REGIONAL DISPARITIES AS WELL

Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high. At a regional level, the innovation gap is widening, with the innovation performance having worsened in almost … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMPANIES HOLD THEIR GROUND IN EPO PATENT FIGURES FOR 2013

The full set of figures covering patenting activity in 2013 at the European Patent Office were published on 6 March. European industry maintained its patenting activities at the same level as in the previous year, with marked regional differences, however. … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK: THE ART OF PRODUCT DESIGN

The Web has revolutionized so many things, but has only just begun to change what really matters—the physical world. The things you pick up, drive, sit on and rely on to live your life have not been affected by the … Continue reading

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NEW DESCA CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT AVAILABLE FOR H2020

DESCA, the most widespread model Consortium Agreement in the 7th Framework Programme, has been updated for Horizon 2020.  The modular structure of DESCA, with various options and alternative modules and clauses, provides maximum flexibility. Elucidation notes with concrete examples and … Continue reading

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ACHIEVING IMPACT — SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES AS INNOVATION BOOSTERS

Innovation represents one of the most important factors for economic growth and social prosperity. As it frequently has its source in science, the contributions of research institutions to the innovation ecosystem are essential. But when talking about innovation, most people … Continue reading

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ISPIM REGIONAL EVENTS

ISPIM is organising two regional innovation events in the second half of the year, the first – the ISPIM Americas Innovation Forum 2014 in Montreal, Canada on 5-8 October and the second – the ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum 2014 to … Continue reading

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INNOVATION POLICY PLATFORM ON-LINE

The Innovation Policy Platform (IPP) is a joint initiative developed by the OECD and the World Bank. The aim of the platform is to provide policy practitioners around the world with a simple and easy-to-use tool, supporting them in the … Continue reading

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