Monthly Archives: February 2019

AGREEMENT STRUCK ON CONTROVERSIAL COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE

The future of online copyright is set to be transformed radically after representatives of the European Parliament and EU member states struck an agreement on the controversial Copyright Directive on 13 February, over two years after the measures were tabled … Continue reading

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InvestEU LOANS PROGRAMME RECEIVES BLESSING OF EU COUNCIL

EU member states have agreed on an amended version of InvestEU, the €38 billion loan fund originally proposed by the European Commission in June last year and endorsed by the European Parliament in January. InvestEU will bring the 14 different … Continue reading

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LAUNCH OF EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S COMMON IP BOOSTER

META Group & ClearViewIP have been selected to run the European Commission’s new service to provide specialised professional IP advice to universities and public research organisations across Europe. The IP Booster is a free service designed to help PROs and … Continue reading

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EIF AND FRAUNHOFER ESTABLISH JOINT TT FUND

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are launching the Fraunhofer Tech Transfer Fund under the European Commission’s InnovFin programme with a total volume of €60 million. They will be supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EFSI, … Continue reading

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SPAIN LEADS THE WAY IN SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 1 APPLICATIONS

The European Commission received 2 822 proposals for the SME Instrument Phase 1 by the most recent cut-off date of 13 February 2019. SMEs from 39 countries submitted proposals. The largest number of proposals for this batch was submitted by … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ A tiny change – can make a big difference! The butterfly effect is the term used to describe often huge consequences that can follow … Continue reading

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EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT, 14-16 MAY 2019, MANCHESTER

The EUREKA Global Innovation Summit is an international meeting place for businesses and innovation agencies to share knowledge, network, collaborate and secure future business growth opportunities. The 2019 edition will take place from 14 to 16 May in Manchester under … Continue reading

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