Monthly Archives: June 2016

HORIZON 2020 CONTRACTS SAFE, SAY MOEDAS AND CAMERON AFTER BREXIT

The UK is one of the largest recipients of research funding in the EU. In the current Horizon 2020 programme, the UK secured 15.4% of funds, behind only Germany. The Brexit vote, has created serious uncertainty across UK academics with … Continue reading

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30 BEST IDEAS SELECTED IN 2016 EUROPEAN SOCIAL INNOVATION COMPETITION

The 30 best ideas out of 1 095 proposals have been selected to go forward to the semi-finals of this year’s European Social Innovation Competition, which is  being held on the theme of Integrated Futures, i.e. encouraging great ideas to … Continue reading

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EIC CALL FOR IDEAS WORKSHOP, 13 JULY 2016, BRUSSELS

From 16 February to 29 April 2016, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation ran a call for ideas to gather stakeholders’ views on disruptive, market-creating innovation, gaps in the current innovation support landscape, and the potential remit of … Continue reading

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THREE O’S PUBLICATION BY DG RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World – A Vision for Europe is the title of a new publication bringing together some of the key conceptual insights behind Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World and highlighting actions … Continue reading

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SO IT’S GOOD TO FAIL – IS IT?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™, who was our luminary speaker at the TII 2016 conference in Barcelona. Are these people “for real” Yet again I was at a … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN AGENDA FOR THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY

The European Commission recently  issued guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy. The Communication “A European agenda for the collaborative economy” aims to clarify  how existing EU law should be applied to this … Continue reading

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10 ACTIONS FOR BETTER SKILLS IN EUROPE

The European Commission has just adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human … Continue reading

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