Category Archives: Innovation

HORIZON EUROPE PASSES ANOTHER HURDLE

MEPs have voted in favour of Horizon Europe and the space and digital programmes at their last meeting before the May elections, although important details, and in particular their budgets,  are still to be approved. The European Commission has proposed … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION AWARDS €33 MILLION TO BRING INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO MARKET FASTER

Thirteen project were selected for funding under the first round of the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. The successful consortia will receive grants of between €1.5 and €3 million each to develop “disruptive”, … Continue reading

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MEPs VOTE IN FAVOUR OF LOAN GUARANTEES FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION

As the European Parliament entered its last session before the European elections in May, MEPs approved a provisional deal with the EU Council on InvestEU, under which the EU plans to guarantee €38 billion of loans and equity, including €11.25 … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: INNOVATION – INVENTION – COLLABORATION

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Part 1 of a 2-part article Open Innovation, the term used when companies and people literally open their problems and issues to the … Continue reading

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE OPEN

The nomination period for one of the world’s most important awards for a ground-breaking innovation will run until 31 July 2019. The one-million-euro international prize is one of the world’s most important awards for ground-breaking innovations. The Millennium Technology Prize … Continue reading

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SMEBOOK LAUNCHED

SMEBOOK is a new open innovation platform which aims to match companies with recommended partners – both companies and supporting organisations, such as clusters, academia/research organisations, policy makers, financial intermediaries and consultancy firms. The SME first signs up for a … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION POISED TO BECOME NEXT TECH INVESTOR

The European Commission is planning to make available a budget of €300 million for the European Innovation Council pilot to help it start investing in small businesses. Commission sources said they hope to have the investment vehicle up and running … Continue reading

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