Monthly Archives: November 2015

FP7 EX-POST EVALUATION REPORT JUST RELEASED

On 19 November, the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) presented the results of the evaluation of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (achievements and impacts of the full range of actions financed between 2007 and 2013) … Continue reading

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EUROPE INCREASES ITS SHARE OF TOP 100 GLOBAL INNOVATORS

The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators come from three continents and comprise eleven countries. Just two countries account for 75 percent of the list: Japan and the US, making them the true innovation hubs of the world. The remaining … Continue reading

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NEW EU PROCUREMENT RULES: BETTER QUALITY, VALUE FOR MONEY, SIMPLIFICATION AND BENEFITS FOR SMEs

This new EU-wide legal framework entering into force in April 2016 provides an opportunity to turn public procurement into a strategic policy instrument. It will allow environmental and social considerations, as well as innovation aspects to be taken into account … Continue reading

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FLASH EUROBAROMETER ON THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SMEs

The survey (conducted by TNS Political & Social) interviewed 14,513 SMEs from the manufacturing, retail, services and industry sectors to explore the international business activities carried out by SMEs inside and outside the Internal Market, with a strong focus on … Continue reading

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INTERREG MED PROGRAMME OPENS FIRST CALL FOR HORIZONTAL PROJECTS

The main objective of the Interreg MED Programme is to promote sustainable growth in the Mediterranean area by fostering innovative concepts and practices and a reasonable use of resources and by supporting social integration through an integrated and territorially based … Continue reading

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WIPO’s 2015 WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its biennial World Intellectual Property Report, dedicated to breakthrough innovations and economic growth. The report examines historical and current revolutionary innovations with their effects on financial development and probes today’s promising technologies … Continue reading

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OECD ENCOURAGES GOVERNMENTS TO FUND MORE R&D IN FRONTIER TECHNOLOGIES

“Public funding has underpinned many of the technologies driving growth today, from the digital economy to genomics. We must continue to lay the technological foundations for new inventions and solutions to global challenges like climate change and ageing and must … Continue reading

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