Monthly Archives: March 2019

EUROPEAN COMMISSION POISED TO BECOME NEXT TECH INVESTOR

The European Commission is planning to make available a budget of €300 million for the European Innovation Council pilot to help it start investing in small businesses. Commission sources said they hope to have the investment vehicle up and running … Continue reading

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EUROPE DOMINATES THE PATENT STATISTICS AGAIN

The new European Patent Offices’s 2018 report, released on 12 March, shows an increase in European patenting activity, after Chinese tech giant Huawei dominated the previous year, with a 4.6% increase in European patent applications. The new 2018 report shows … Continue reading

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR EIC PILOT ADVISORY BOARD

The European Commission has published a call for applicants for the EIC Pilot Advisory Board. The EU executive is looking for 15 to 20 successful entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and others with a strong background in relevant fields, like technology transfer … Continue reading

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NEW HORIZON IMPACT AWARD LAUNCHED

The European Commission is launching the first Horizon Impact Award – a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. Applications are invited until 28 May 2019. The prize acknowledges and rewards the … Continue reading

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EU LOSES €60 BILLION ANNUALLY TO COUNTERFEITS

According to a joint report by Europe’s intellectual property office and the OECD released this month, 6.8% of EU imports are counterfeit and pirated goods. This represents an annual loss for the European economy of €60 billion. The European Union … Continue reading

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INSPIRE YOUTUBE CHANNEL LAUNCHED

The H2020 INSPIRE project, which aims to professionalize Open Innovation (OI) processes in European SMEs, has just launched its own YouTube channel “INSPIRE open innovation by and for SMEs”. Two testimonial videos of how one Belgian and one Spanish SME … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: AVOID THE BIG BUSINESS TRAP

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Most recent experience I have just returned from almost two full weeks of workshop sessions in Colombia, (despite what many people may think, … Continue reading

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