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TII PRESIDENCY CHANGES HANDS

At the TII Annual General Meeting in Sophia Antipolis (F) on 11 June 2019, Bruno Woeran (right in our photo) handed over as TII president to Martin McGurk, after two consecutive terms in the post. Under his presidency, Bruno oversaw … Continue reading

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EU’S INNOVATION PERFORMANCE OUTSTRIPS THE US FOR FIRST TIME

This year’s European innovation scoreboard was released on 17 June 2019. The European innovation scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation … Continue reading

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SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 2 BECOMES EIC ACCELERATOR

As of 6 June 2019 the SME Instrument Phase 2 will be known as the EIC Accelerator. This comes following the announcement in March by the Juncker Commission of a €2 billion Enhanced EIC pilot, to turn Europe’s scientific discoveries … Continue reading

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SME INSTRUMENT PHASE 2 CUT-OFF: 2 025 NEW PROPOSALS

The European Commission received 2025 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the last cut-off date of the SME Instrument in this form on 5 June 2019. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 40 countries submitted … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN INNOVATION COUNCIL ADVISORY BOARD NAMED

Mark Fergusion, the Irish government’s chief scientific adviser, was named as chair of the European Commission’s panel of 22 research and innovation experts who will help steer the roll-out of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The vice chairman is Hermann … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION LAUNCHES RECRUITMENT OF EIC PROGRAMME MANAGERS

For the purpose of the launch and implementation of the enhanced European Innovation Council pilot, the European Commission wishes to recruit three to five EIC Programme Managers. They will be expected to make a major contribution to achieving breakthroughs in … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: THE SUM IS GREATER THAN THE PARTS

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ An innovation in itself In a blog some months ago I highlighted research conducted by the Harvard Business School that revealed that the … Continue reading

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