Monthly Archives: April 2018

INTRODUCING HORIZON EUROPE, SUCCESSOR TO HORIZON 2020

As reported on 24 April in Science|Business, the secret is out: European Commission officials are pitching Horizon Europe as the name for the next framework programme for research and innovation. Although not yet confirmed, the name appears in draft Commission … Continue reading

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EU COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT AGREE TO SIMPLIFICATION OF COHESION FUND RULES

Rules on the so-called Omnibus regulation on EU financial rules, including Cohesion policy, will be simplified, whether they are managed by the Commission, by various organisations and bodies, or jointly with national authorities. The European Parliament is now expected to approve … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT REPORT FINDS THAT SME INSTRUMENT ACCELERATES SUCCESS

The Report on the Assessment of the Performance of the First Finalised Phase II Projects measured the performance of 70 companies that have finished their SME Instrument project and concluded that two out of three of the funded companies have … Continue reading

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TII 2018 AGM – NEW BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED

The association’s spring Board meeting and Annual General Meeting took place on 18 April in Brussels, hosted at the premises of our sister association EBN (European Network of Business & Innovation Centres). Secretary General Christine Robinson reported on the highlights … Continue reading

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TII INNOVATION DIALOGUE – ROAD MAPPING PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE INNOVATION SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

TII’s new-style annual meeting – shorter, more interactive, more intimate – took place on 19 April in Brussels at the Beford Hotel & Congress Centre. Inaugurated last year in Vaasa, the TII Innovation Dialogue focuses on a single theme and … Continue reading

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LIONEL MESSI WINS ECJ RULING ON TRADEMARK

Football superstar Lionel Messi won the backing of European Court of Justice judges on 26 April, when they ruled that the Barcelona player’s request for a trademark is legitimate, citing his fame outside the world of football as a crucial … Continue reading

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WINNERS OF 2018 MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN MAY

The international Millennium Technology Prize, awarded by the Technology Academy Finland, is Finland’s tribute to innovations for a better life and sustainable development. The one-million-euro prize highlights the extensive impacts of science and technological innovations on society, even on humanity … Continue reading

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