Monthly Archives: January 2016

JOIN US IN BARCELONA FOR TII 2016 “INVESTING IN INNOVATION” CONFERENCE

TII’s 2016 annual conference will take place in the vibrant innovation hotspot of Barcelona from 27 to 29 April 2016. This year our conference theme is “Investing in Innovation” which we will explore from three different angles: products and processes, … Continue reading

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CREATED IN CHINA: HOW CHINA IS BECOMING A GLOBAL INNOVATOR

Undisputedly, China has become the world’s manufacturing powerhouse, accounting for around half of all personal computers, digital cameras and kitchen appliances. However, the country is fast transitioning from low-cost manufacturing to a higher-value, innovation-led economy, a critical transformation that is … Continue reading

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NINE CITIES IN RUNNING TO BECOME EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF INNOVATION 2016

Nine cities demonstrating outstanding success in boosting innovation (out of 36 contestants) have reached the final stage of the European Capital of Innovation Award 2016. They are Amsterdam (NL) Berlin (DE) Eindhoven (NL) Glasgow (UK) Milano (IT) Oxford (UK) Paris (FR) … Continue reading

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HOW COUNTRIES IMPACT ON GLOBAL INNOVATION

Robust innovation is essential for economic growth and social progress around the world. Until now, most studies of innovation policy looked at how nations’ policies affect innovation in their own country. A new report, published by the US-based Information Technology … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SEEKS TO BOOST NUMBER OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

The European Parliament would like to see more women starting their own business. According to a new study, one third of the EU’s start-ups are created by women. 30% of female entrepreneurs work part-time, while only 12% of men do. One of the … Continue reading

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NINE FINALISTS NAMED FOR THE EU PRIZE FOR WOMEN INNOVATORS 2016

One initiative launched by the European Commission to raise public awareness of the need for more innovation and more women entrepreneurs is the EU Prize for Women Innovators. Nine outstanding women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the … Continue reading

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PROMOTING EU-JAPAN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation has launched its EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, a new service aimed at supporting EU and Japanese companies and individuals in their steps to search for and acquire technologies, as well as bridging the knowledge … Continue reading

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