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UNITARY PATENT ON TARGET FOR THIS YEAR, DESPITE BREXIT

The European Patent Office announced this month that the long-awaited EU patent will be launched this year and that the court responsible for enforcing the Unitary Patent would be ready to operate by 1 December. The Unified Patent court is … Continue reading

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TII INNOVATION DIALOGUE IN VAASA

TII held its 2017 annual meeting on 23-24 March in the western Finnish city of Vaasa, better known as home to the highest concentration of businesses in the energy sector in the whole country. To celebrate this fact and to raise … Continue reading

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BRUNO WOERAN RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT, BOARD WELCOMES 3 NEW MEMBERS

TII President, Bruno Woeran, currently EU Affairs Manager at Merinova (energy cluster centre) in Vaasa, was re-elected at the TII Board meeting on 24 March for another 2-year term. Bruno looks foward to accompanying the association in its transition to … Continue reading

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COMMISSION ADOPTS NEW RULES FOR FUNDING SALARIES IN H2020 GRANTS

Often criticised as a source of unfair treatment for some of the EU28’s researchers, the Commission has recently adjusted the salary concept in the H2020 Model Grant Agreement. According to a new, broader definition, some of the top-up bonuses that … Continue reading

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PRIZE WINNERS OF 2017 WOMEN INNOVATORS CONTEST ANNOUNCED

The four winners of the 2017 EU Prize for Women Innovators were announced at a ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8 March, International Women’s Day. They received their prizes from Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and … Continue reading

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2017 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF INNOVATION CONTEST LAUNCHED

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation, has launched the competition for the iCapital first prize of €1 000 000, which will go to the city that has most successfully experimented with new and innovative citizen-driven initiatives proving itself … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ What are the consequences? Each Matrix Thinking diagrams carries a bold banner called “Consequential Change”. This asks you to think about the consequences … Continue reading

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