Monthly Archives: November 2019

NEW EUROPEAN COMMISSION GIVEN GREEN LIGHT BY PARLIAMENT

The European Parliament gave the green light to Ursula von der Leyen’s college of Commissioners at its session in Strasbourg on 27 November with a comfortable 461 votes in favour, 151 against and 89 abstentions. The new 27-member Commission – … Continue reading

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ESA RECEIVES RECORD BUDGET INCREASE FOR NEXT 5-YEAR PERIOD

At a conference in Seville (E), the 22 member states of the European Space Agency (ESA) agreed on 28 November to increase the agency’s funding over the next five years to €14.4 billion. The larger budget will go towards putting … Continue reading

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287 SMEs RECEIVE FUNDING FROM LAST ROUND OF EIC SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 1

A total of 287 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 31 countries have been selected for funding under the last round of the EIC SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme, now known as the EIC Accelerator. … Continue reading

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LUXINNOVATION CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF ACTIVITY

Luxinnovation, Luxembourg’s national innovation promotion agency, celebrated its 35th anniversary this month. Created by the Ministry of the Economy, the agency has become an essential driver of innovation in the country over the years. Today it manages relations with some … Continue reading

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WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT 2019 AVAILABLE

The WIPR 2019 examines how the geography of innovation has evolved over the past few decades. Drawing on millions of patent and scientific publication records, the report shows that innovation is increasingly global and intertwined. The macro analysis of global … Continue reading

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EARLY WARNING EUROPE – HELPING SMES SURVIVE AND PROSPER

According to European Commission data, more than 200 000 companies a year enter into insolvency procedures, and less than half of businesses survive their first five years. The COSME co-funded Early Warning Europe project, which presented its results at a … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: BEWARE OF THE OVERLY ZEALOUS INNOVATOR!

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™     Define your goal and stick to it How many times have you been involved with an innovation only to find the … Continue reading

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