Monthly Archives: October 2018

HORIZON EUROPE TAKES SHAPE

In mid-October EU government officials sat round the table to discusse the proposal of five research missions and 10 industry partnerships which have been tabled by the European Commission to receive funding under Horizon Europe, the EU’s 2021-2027 research programme. … Continue reading

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€100 MILLION BREAKTHROUGH ENERGY EUROPE INVESTMENT FUND LAUNCHED

On 17 October the European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy  signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish Breakthrough Energy Europe (BEE) – a joint investment fund to help innovative European companies develop and bring radically new clean energy technologies … Continue reading

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SIX CITIES REACH FINAL OF 2018 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF INNOVATION CONTEST

Six cities championing outstanding innovation strategies to improve the lives of citizens and business entered the final stage of this year’s European Capital of Innovation contest funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. The finalists are: Aarhus … Continue reading

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UPDATE FROM EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL PILOT

A total of 246 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 24 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the SME Instrument. Between them, the companies will receive a total amount of €12.2 million from the EU’s … Continue reading

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€30 MILLION TO CREATE NETWORKS OF EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES

On 24 October the European Commission launched a €30 million scheme to build ‘Networks of European Universities’ with the aim of promoting a stronger sense of European identity among students and boost the attractiveness of European degrees. The funding will … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: THE IT DILEMMA

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The IT Dilemma I was recently at a conference at RMIT University Melbourne where a young lady, Ms. Juliana Proserpio, gave a great presentation … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSITIES THOUGHTBOOK

HOW WILL UNIVERSITIES LOOK IN THE FUTURE? WILL UNIVERSITIES THRIVE, OR NOT SURVIVE? Are universities doomed or are they about to experience a renaissance and more central role in our societies? As the rate of change in our societies accelerates … Continue reading

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