Monthly Archives: December 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

With this last issue of the TII newsletter in 2016, the TII Board of Management and Secretariat would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members and subscribers an excellent festive season and an innovative and bright new … Continue reading

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EUROPE’S OWN GALILEO SATNAV FINALLY GOES LIVE

After 17 years and at a cost of more than three time the original estimate of €3 billion, the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system went live on 14 December, promising to deliver time and positioning data of unprecedented accuracy. As the … Continue reading

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LATEST RESULTS FROM H2020 SME INSTRUMENT

The European Commission has just announced that 184 SMEs from 28 countries have been selected for funding under the latest Phase 1 round of the SME Instrument. This is the fourth and last round in 2016, for which the Commission … Continue reading

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RESULTS OF H2020 SME INNOVATION ASSOCIATE PILOT ANNOUNCED

71 SMEs from 17 countries have been selected for funding in the pilot run of the Horizon 2020 SME Innovation Associate programme. Spanish SMEs were the most successful in this pilot programme with 14 proposals being funded (out of 30), … Continue reading

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OPEN INNOVATION INTERMEDIARIES

The newly launched INSPIRE Open Innovation in SMEs discussion group on LinkedIn ran the following post about the role of innovation intermediaries. TII members will be invited shortly to join this discussion group. ******** Practice shows that the role of … Continue reading

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NEW PROFESSORSHIP OF INNOVATION FOR UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Dr John C. Taylor OBE,  one of the world’s most successful inventors with over 400 patents to his name, is donating £2.5 million to his alma mater, the University of Cambridge, to set up the Professorship of Innovation, a prestigious … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH MONEY GOES INTO EUROPE’S UNIVERSITIES?

Euractiv, with the support of the European University Association, has compiled some interesting infographics relating to sources of funding of Europe’s universities.  Almost a decade since the financial crisis broke out, universities are still feeling the effects. While university budgets … Continue reading

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