Monthly Archives: January 2015

199 MORE SMEs RECEIVE SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 1 FUNDING, 60 RECEIVE PHASE 2 GRANTS

Out of the 1,944 proposals which the European Commission received by the second cut-off date of Phase 1 on 24 September 2014, 178 new projects, involving 199 SMEs from 25 countries, have been offered €50 000 to fund a feasibility … Continue reading

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FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION TAKES OFF

The European Commission launched its much awaited Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot in early January as a new Horizon 2020 scheme specifically tailored to industry. FTI aims to accelerate the commercialisation process of innovative products and services that address … Continue reading

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GROWTH IN IP FILINGS REFLECTS GLOBAL ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

Figures for IP filings around the world in 2013, which were published by WIPO last December, tend to reflect growth rates of gross domestic product in many regions with IP filing increases robust in China and the US, while declining in Europe … Continue reading

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IMPROVING THE UPTAKE OF R&D&I FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN EU13

The facts and figures are difficult to deny: they reveal that the New Members States (the so-called EU13) lag behind the EU 15 quite significantly in terms of their participation in EU R&D&I funding programmes and, as a result, the … Continue reading

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SOUL-FI ACCELERATOR AWARDS 49 IGNITION/BUSINESS PLAN GRANTS

Almost 5 months after launching its Open Call in September 2014, the SOUL-FI accelerator (one of 16 funded under the European Union’s FIWARE programme for Internet-enabled innovation) has now awarded grants to 49 projects to the tune of €10 000 each so that … Continue reading

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SECURE-R2I: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

The SECURE-R2I project, in which TII is a partner, focuses on strengthening cooperation with Eastern Partnership Countries (EPC – Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine) to bridge the gap between research and innovation in relation to Horizon 2020’s “Secure Societies” Societal … Continue reading

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ISPIM LAUNCHES ITS GRAND PRIZE 2015

The ISPIM Grand Prize 2015  is open to companies and not-for-profit organizations who have short case studies on initiatives that have significantly improved their innovation performance in any domain during the last three years.  Examples could include optimizing the management of technology … Continue reading

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