Monthly Archives: October 2019

TROUBLE LOOMING FOR HORIZON EUROPE?

It is still early days and the new European Commission has still to be installed in Brussels, but behind-the-scenes work continues under Finland’s presidency of the Council of the European Union on the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027.  Although … Continue reading

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TII PRESIDENT MOVES TO INNOVATE UK

Dr Martin McGurk, who took over as TII President from Bruno Woeran at the association’s AGM in June this year, left RTC North at the end of September to take up a new post at Innovate UK, part of UK … Continue reading

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NANTES IS EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF INNOVATION 2019

The winners of the 2019 award for the European Capital of Innovation were announced at the European Research and Innovation Days at the end of September in Brussels with the city of Nantes in north-west France taking the top prize. … Continue reading

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WINNERS OF 2019 EUROPEAN SOCIAL INNOVATION COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

On 24 October 2019, the European Commission announced the winners of the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition. Under this year’s theme, “Challenging Plastic Waste”, three private sector projects out of 543 applicants won a €50 000 grant for creating innovative … Continue reading

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KU LEUVEN IN TOP 10 OF REUTERS’ RANKING OF WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES

For the fifth year running, Stanford University tops Reuters’ ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. … Continue reading

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MORE THAN 25% of EIC APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN EQUITY FINANCING

Spanish and Israeli start-ups have shown the strongest interest in a new EU pilot scheme in which the European Innovation Council (EIC) will make equity investments in young innovation-driven companies. More than a quarter of applications for the first round … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: HOW DO WE HANDLE AN “ORPHAN”?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Non-core business How often do we come across companies who identify or develop a new product or opportunity, only to discard them as … Continue reading

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