Monthly Archives: October 2014

BRUNO WOERAN IS TII PRESIDENT-ELECT

Bruno Woeran (Austria – right in photo) was elected to be TII’s new President at last week’s Board meeting in Palma de Mallorca. He will take over from Joachim Hafkesbrink (Germany) at next year’s AGM in Singapore. Bruno is currently … Continue reading

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H2020 SME INSTRUMENT: 580 PROPOSALS RECEIVED FOR PHASE 2

At the first cut-off date for Phase 2 of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument on 9 October 2014, the Commission received a total of 580 proposals from 29 countries. The ranking by country is similar to the results for Phase … Continue reading

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CARLOS MOEDAS, NEW EU COMMISSIONER FOR RESEARCH, SCIENCE & INNOVATION

A former banker, secretary-of-state and Erasmus student who trained as an engineer, Carlos Moedas from Portugal was confirmed as the new European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.  At his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels at the … Continue reading

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AARHUS HOSTS SUAFRI-EPC TT TRAINING COURSE AND SITE VISITS

Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city and home to a number of centres of excellence in the agri-food sector, was the location of the first in a series of three technology transfer training courses and site visits to be organized under … Continue reading

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COACHCOM2020 LAUNCHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH EEN CONFERENCE IN TURIN

The online platform and community, which will  bring together the mentors and coaches working to support the beneficiaries of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument funding, was launched at the Enterprise Europe Network annual conference in Turin in mid-October. The CoachCom2020 partnership, … Continue reading

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THE FRUGAL INNOVATOR – NEW BOOK BY CHARLES LEADBEATER

The Frugal Innovator – Creating Change on a Shoestring Budget is the title of a new book written by innovation guru, Charles Leadbeater. It may just be that the seeds were sown for this new title at TII’s 2012 annual … Continue reading

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THINKING ACROSS BOUNDARIES – HOW DESIGN FOSTERS INNOVATION

An international symposium entitled “Thinking Across Boundaries – How Design Fosters Innovation” will take place in Berlin on 12 December 2014, organized by the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation. It will put the spotlight on how to integrate user-centered … Continue reading

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