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EU UNVEILS €100 BILLION BUDGET FOR NEW RESEARCH PROGRAMME

At the beginning of May the European Commission unveiled a €100 billion budget for its new research programme for the period 2021 to 2017. The figure includes €97.6 billion for Horizon Europe, the EU’s flagship research programme, and €2.4 billion … Continue reading

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EU MUST AWAIT PERMISSION TO USE HORIZON EUROPE TRADEMARK

The European Commission has already announced that the name of its new research framework programme for the period 2021 to 2027 will be “Horizon Europe”; however the Commission will have to wait another two months to find out whether it … Continue reading

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INNOVATION KITCHEN – SME INSTRUMENT REPORT 2018

Thanks to its “smart money” the SME Instrument programme bridges the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation and makes market-creating innovation easier in Europe. With 8 companies floating on the stock market, 18 acquisitions and a total of €1.3 billion of … Continue reading

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8TH MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE GOES TO TUOMO SUNTOLA FOR ALD TECHNIQUE

The biennial one-million-euro Millennium Technology Prize was awarded on 22 May to Finnish physicist Dr. Tuomo Suntola. Suntola’s prize-winning ALD (atomic layer deposition) innovation is a nanoscale technology in use all over the world. ALD is used to manufacture ultra-thin material layers … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: TOO QUICK TO PROTECT

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Too quick to protect When we meet with inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators to discuss what they believe is the “next big thing” it seems … Continue reading

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EIF VC SURVEY 2018 PUBLISHED

The European Investment Fund has published its first VC Survey, a survey among venture capital general partner (GP)/management companies headquartered in the EU-28 and some additional countries (mainly Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). The surveyed population includes both companies in which … Continue reading

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OPEN INNOVATION 2.0 YEARBOOK 2017-2018

The Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2017-2018 builds on the experience of open innovation cases already introduced in previous editions. Open innovation 2.0 (OI2) is gaining momentum and is scaling up in many domains, as this publication will show. It provides … Continue reading

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