Monthly Archives: November 2014

TII 2015 SINGAPORE – CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE LAUNCHED SOON

TII”s 2015 annual conference is to be held in Singapore from 18 to 20 May, followed by a “discovery mission” to some of the country’s leading R&D&I centres. Singapore is consistently ranked among the top innovating countries in the world: … Continue reading

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14 INNOVATIONS THAT IMPROVED THE WORLD IN 2014

From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets that turn waste into biofuel, here are 14 innovations that address some of the most important issues of our time. http://mashable.com/2014/11/29/social-good-innovations-2014/

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AN INVESTMENT PLAN FOR EUROPE’S FUTURE

On 26 November in front of the members of the European Parliament, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a €315 billion investment plan which is intended to raise the necessary funds to boost Europe’s economic fortunes. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-2160_en.htm

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BARBARA ANDREANI – EEN SUPER HERO

A Recognition Awards Ceremony, testifying to the efforts and excellence of EEN partners since 2008, was held during the Enterprise Europe Network’s annual conference in Turin last October.  One of the 3 categories which received an award during the ceremony was … Continue reading

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R&D EXPENDITURE CLIMBS ABOVE 2% IN THE EU IN 2013

According to a first estimate published by Eurostat, the EU28 Member States spent almost €275 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2013. The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.02% in the EU28 in 2013, … Continue reading

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SMALL BUSINESS ACT CLOSES ON 15 DECEMBER

The European Commission is keen to receive the views of SME business organisations, individual SMEs, public authorities, Member States’ authorities and other relevant stakeholders and citizens on the Single Business Act and its proposals for new initiatives in order to continue … Continue reading

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SOUL-FI ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME ATTRACTS OVER 180 FUNDING PROPOSALS

SOUL-FI is a FIWARE accelerator project funded by the European Commission within the Future Internet PPP programme which aims to grow innovative web-based solutions (apps and services) for smart cities. TII is a member of the SOUL-FI project team and … Continue reading

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