Monthly Archives: September 2015

LOOKING FOR FEMALE INNOVATORS – LAUNCH OF 2016 WOMEN INNOVATORS PRIZE

The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point in their career benefited from the EU’s research framework programmes, the EURATOM Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION LAUNCHES A NEW WEB TOOL TO HELP SMEs TO INNOVATE

The tool (an intelligent inventory) allows SMEs to find technological service centres active in the field of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). Such centres can help SMEs to speed up the commercialisation of their innovation ideas. The centres have been selected according … Continue reading

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2015 EUROPEAN SOCIAL INNOVATION COMPETITION: 30 SEMI-FINALISTS CHOSEN FROM OVER 1,400 ENTRIES

This year’s European Social Innovation Competition focusing on ‘New Ways to Grow’ attracted over 1,400 applications committed to increase growth and sustain financial value, as well as ensure social progress for citizens, government and enterprises. Entries from over 40 countries highlighted … Continue reading

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FIRST HORIZON PRIZE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION: CAST YOUR VOTE!

The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute, plans to launch a € 2 million Horizon prize on a social challenge chosen by the public, as part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme. Horizon … Continue reading

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RIO – RESEARCH AND INNOVATION OBSERVATORY – NEW EC INITIATIVE

The Joint Research Centre Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) is a new initiative of the European Commission to monitor and analyse research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. The observatory will … Continue reading

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NEW JRC POLICY BRIEF: LEADING R&D INVESTORS FOR THE DYNAMICS OF INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

This brief discusses the key role of large R&D investors in the dynamics of innovation ecosystems (the key role played by large R&D investors in the functioning and success of innovation ecosystems is widely acknowledged by the EC, which since … Continue reading

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2015 SME ASSEMBLY, 18-20 NOVEMBER, LUXEMBOURG

The 2015 SME Assembly, the most important European event for SME policy, takes place in Luxembourg on 18-20 November 2015. The conference is the focus of the European SME Week and aims to develop SME policy together and co-create innovative ways of … Continue reading

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