Monthly Archives: September 2019

NEW COMMISSION 2019-2024 UNVEILED

At the beginning of September European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen unveiled who will do what job in her administration, insisting hers will be a “geopolitical Commission”. Confirmed nominees will be grilled by Parliamentary committees starting in late September … Continue reading

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2019 INNOVATION KITCHEN REPORT PUBLISHED

The 2019 edition of the Innovation Kitchen report offers first-hand insights into growth trends and profiles of the companies funded under the EIC Accelerator pilot (formerly SME Instrument). Since its start in 2014, the programme has helped over 4 400 … Continue reading

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BECOME A BLUEINVEST COACH

The BlueInvest platform supports investment readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy. Among its activities are investment days and thematic workshops as well as an academy which offers capacity-building courses, training events … Continue reading

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INNOVATION ASSOCIATE PILOT RECEIVES EXTRA FUNDING

It is well known that a lack of access to skills, state-of-the-art knowledge and the capacity to manage innovation processes effectively can create major barriers to innovation in SMEs. Following up on the success of its Innovation Associate pilot programme, … Continue reading

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NEW PUBLICATION: HORIZON EUROPE EXPLAINED

From January 2021, the EU is due to launch its biggest-ever research programme, Horizon Europe. But preparations for it are already underway – inside ministries, universities, research labs, multinationals and start-up companies across Europe and beyond. At €94.1 billion, Horizon … Continue reading

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INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL WINS LANDMARK CONTRACT WITH EUIPO

TII member, INTRASOFT International, the global ICT company, has been awarded a major new contract with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) covering the provision of IT software development and maintenance services. The EUIPO is a decentralized agency of … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: WHAT NOW IF THE NDA IS OF LITTLE VALUE?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The problem! In seeking to disclose a new opportunity we mostly use an NDA to try and protect our interests. However, as discussed … Continue reading

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