Monthly Archives: September 2016

COMMISSION INVITES TOP INNOVATORS TO HELP SHAPE EIC

EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas is setting up a 12 member expert panel to come up with ideas for the new European Innovation Council (EIC) and help move the concept forward to an experimental phase. Interested experts can apply via … Continue reading

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SME INSTRUMENT OVERSEAS TRADE FAIR PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

The Overseas Trade Fair Participation (OTF) programme is now launched, as part of the SME Instrument’s third phase – Commercialisation services. The OTF programme aims to support the international commercialisation of EU innovations developed under Phases 1 and 2 of … Continue reading

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EC LAUNCHES EU PRIZE FOR WOMEN INNOVATORS 2017

The EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017 competition will award female entrepreneurs who have successfully brought an innovation to market. This year’s edition is open to women of any nationality living in a European country* that have founded or co-founded a … Continue reading

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ERC LAUNCHES NEW RESEARCH TRAINEESHIPS WITH AIM OF WIDENING ACCESS

The European Research Council (ERC) has launched a new traineeship scheme as a way to widen participation in its competitions, under which six countries – Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Belgium –  will give grants to future ERC … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SMALL AND MID-CAP AWARDS 2016: COMPANIES SHORTLISTED

The European Small- and Mid-Cap Awards  aim to promote success stories of the most dynamic companies financed by European public capital markets. The winners and the finalists of this competition are role models for SMEs in Europe. They show that SMEs … Continue reading

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USING FRUSTRATION AS A SOURCE FOR OPPORTUNITY

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. Products and services generally exist because they meet a need. Most … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONALISATION AND INNOVATION IN SMEs

Internationalisation and Innovation in SMEs: Case studies, exemplary support practices and policy implications is the title of a study which focuses on the combination of two subjects – innovation and internationalisation – which are deemed to be crucial for the European economy. … Continue reading

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