Monthly Archives: January 2018

EUROPEAN COMMISSION AGREES TO AVOID BUDGET CUTS TO FP9

The European Commission is currently discussing the EU’s next multi-annual budget for the period 2021-2027 against a  backdrop of Brexit and a future loss of €12 billion in the shape of the UK’s annual contribution. Nevertheless, according to the EU … Continue reading

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EUROPE IS BACK: ACCELERATING BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION

The independent High-Level Group of Innovators advising the European Commission has published its recommendations on how a European Innovation Council (EIC) should fund and nurture breakthrough innovation from start-up to scale-up. In their report, entitled ‘Europe is back: Accelerating breakthrough … Continue reading

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JURY OF 87 INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT EXPERTS SELECTED FOR SMEI PHASE 2 EVALUATIONS

The European Commission has published a list of 85 innovation and investment experts from 26 countries who will be involved in the future evaluation of SME Instrument Phase 2 project applications. The new jury of experts will start working from … Continue reading

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SME OPEN INNOVATION SUCCESS STORIES SHARED ONLINE

The INSPIRE consortium (standing for Integrated Support for oPen Innovation pRofessionalization initiative, a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020) is pleased to announce the publication of its first 12 inspirational cases of Open Innovation … Continue reading

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON NEXT RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME

The European Commission has launched a series of public consultations clustered by key policy areas, in preparation for the EU’s next long-term budget post-2020 (Multiannual Financial Framework). Citizens, organisations and businesses can give their views online until 8 March 2018. The … Continue reading

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SCIENCE MISSIONS GAIN GROUND IN DEBATE AROUND FP9

The EU Commission has recruited Mariana Mazzucato, Director of University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, to help convince EU countries of the merit of a missions-based funding approach to the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation … Continue reading

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NEW EU BATTERY ALLIANCE TO JUMPSTART EUROPEAN MARKET

A new Battery Alliance, spearheaded by the European Commission and made up of major automotive, chemicals, raw materials, engineering and energy companies, will be formally launched at the Clean Energy Industrial Forum in Brussels in February. The Alliance intends to … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: YOUR STRATEGIC INTENT

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ A New Year is upon us. Perhaps this may be the ideal time to take a breath and look at your strategy for growth! … Continue reading

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EU SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK 2018 – CALL FOR SESSIONS

The 13th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the biggest event focusing on energy efficiency in Europe and sponsored by the European Commission, will be held in Brussels from 5 to 7 June. A call for sessions has … Continue reading

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