Monthly Archives: April 2015

EU AT EXPO MILANO – 1 MAY, 31 OCTOBER 2015

Expo Milano 2015 will be the first World Expo to take place in Europe in 15 years and its theme, ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, is of vital importance for Europe and the world. As a global player in the … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN INVENTORS AWARD 2015: EPO ANNOUNCES 15 FINALISTS

More than 300 individuals and teams of inventors were nominated for the EPO’s 2015 inventors award addressing scientists and engineers whose inventions have been patented by the EPO and have contributed to technological progress, social development and economic growth. The … Continue reading

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SMEs NEED TO DIVERSIFY THEIR FUNDING SOURCES, SAYS OECD

“There is a pressing need to enable small businesses to diversify their funding sources by tapping into alternative finance instruments,” said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General at the last G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Washington (April 2015). According to two … Continue reading

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MONITORING MECHANISMS FOR SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGIES

This policy brief, just published by the JRCC-IPTS in Seville, is part of the support offered by the S3 Platform, the initiative of the  European Commission to provide professional advice to EU countries and regions for the design of their research … Continue reading

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A NEW START FOR EUROPE: OPENING UP TO AN ERA OF INNOVATION

In the presence of Commissioner Moedas, this conference will bring together some 500 participants from key research and innovation organisations on 22-23 June in Brussels to discuss EU policies on three interconnected topics: Open Science, the European Research Area and … Continue reading

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EU INDUSTRIAL POLICY: ASSESSMENT OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE POLICIES

The European Parliament’s Directorate for internal policies recently released a study on policies targeting industry, research and energy. The objective of this study provided is to establish the state of the art of a coordinated and integrated EU industrial policy. … Continue reading

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UKRAINE SIGNS ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT TO HORIZON 2020

The Agreement for the association of Ukraine to Horizon 2020 was signed in Kiev on 20 March 2015. The Agreement will still need to be ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament to enter into force, but Ukrainian legal entities can already … Continue reading

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