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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

With this last issue of the TII newsletter in 2017, the TII Board of Management and Secretariat would like to wish all our members and subscribers an excellent festive season and an innovative and bright new year 2018.   Advertisements

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OSCARS OF SCIENCE AWARD $22 MILLION IN PRIZE MONEY

In true Hollywood style, the most glitzy event in the scientific calendar took place at the beginning of December when the Breakthrough Foundation gave away $22m (€18.65m) in prizes to dozens of physicists, biologists and mathematicians at a ceremony in … Continue reading

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IDEAS ON BRINGING MACRON’S EUROPEAN INNOVATION AGENCY TO LIFE

In his speech at the Sorbonne University in September 2017 Emmanuel Macron called for the creation of a new European funding agency “for disruptive innovation” based on the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), the research arm of the … Continue reading

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EU AND GATES FOUNDATION PLEDGE OVER €500 MILLION FOR INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

At the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron on the two-year anniversary of the Paris climate accord, the  EU, which is the largest donor of development aid, and the  Bill  and  Melinda  Gates  Foundation, which is the larger philanthropist  … Continue reading

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UP TO € 75,000 EQUITY-FREE FUNDING FOR START-UPS AND SMES IN THE SMART CITIES SECTOR!

frontierCities2 has launched its 2nd call for Market Acceleration Grants (MAG2) which offer up to €75 000 equity-free funding for start-ups and SMEs in the smart cities sector.  The Market Acceleration Grants aim to support start-ups and SMEs in the … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A PERFECT INNOVATIVE PITCH

In a recent issue of InnovationManagement.se, Eva Wislow, an entrepreneur and career coach from Pittsburgh, USA, gives readers some effective strategies and good tips and tricks for succeeding in pitching their innovation to potential investors. Eva argues that if you … Continue reading

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WORKING IN THE OPEN – BEYOND OPEN INNOVATION

The concept of organisational openness builds on the idea of open innovation, which proposes that the free exchange of information and knowledge promotes the development of new ideas. In an organisational setting, this means overcoming the barriers to knowledge exchange … Continue reading

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