Monthly Archives: August 2016

HORIZON 2020: WORK PROGRAMME UPDATE SUPPORTS COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH OPEN SCIENCE

At the end of July the European Commission confirmed the H2020 calls and other actions of the second year of the two-year work programmes, setting out funding opportunities for 2017 worth a total of €8.5 billion. The 2016-2017 Work Programme builds on … Continue reading

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SME INSTRUMENT: € 51.6 MILLION MORE TO INVEST IN INNOVATION IN 2017

The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 was updated on 25 July and includes some novel aspects for the SME Instrument programme. The good news is that the SME Instrument budget has been increased to € 437.5 million to be invested in innovative small and medium-sized businesses. … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT TO UNDERWRITE H2020 PROJECTS AFTER BREXIT

In a statement published on 13 August, the UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, gave a guarantee that where UK organisations bid directly to the European Commission on a competitive basis for EU funding projects while the United Kingdom is still a … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN INNOVATION SCOREBOARD 2016: EUROPE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

At global level, the EU continues to be less innovative than South Korea, the United States and Japan, but performance differences with the last two countries have become smaller. However, South Korea has managed to improve its performance at a much faster … Continue reading

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SWITZERLAND STILL LEADS THE INNOVATION RANKINGS

Fifteen of the top 25 innovators in the world are in Europe, including the top three. For the sixth year in a row, Switzerland comes first in the 2016 Global Innovation Index, a report which ranks 128 countries based on … Continue reading

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SME SCOREBOARD 2016

The Intellectual Property SME Scoreboard 2016, commissioned by EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and carried out by GFK, a market research firm specialised in evaluating public opinion. examines the use … Continue reading

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STRATEGY – INNOVATION – WHAT’S THAT?

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. Of course we have a mission No doubt you have a … Continue reading

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