Category Archives: Innovation

EVOLUTION – NOT REVOLUTION – IS THE HALLMARK OF FP9

In his first press briefing on 27 March since taking up the post of EU Director General for Research and Innovation, Jean-Eric Paquet announced his strategy for a more “joined-up process” in planning the next Framework Programme by working more … Continue reading

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CHINESE FIRM LEADS EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATIONS LEAGUE

During the presentation of the EPO’s results for 2017 on 7 March, EPO President Benoit Battistelli revealed tha,t for the first time in the history of the European Patent Office, a Chinese company came top in terms of patent applications. … Continue reading

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JEDI LAUNCH TAKES SHAPE

The Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), the brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron, who called last September for the creation of a European innovation agency modelled on the US DARPA, is close to realisation. In its start-up phase, the initiative … Continue reading

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12 FINALISTS COMPETE FOR 2018 EU PRIZE FOR WOMEN INNOVATORS

The names of the 12 finalists competing for the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators were announced on International Women’s Day on 8 March by EU Research Commissioner, Carlos Moedas. Four cash prizes will be awarded to the top 4 women … Continue reading

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HORIZON 2020 PARTICIPATION AND FUNDING STATS AVAILABLE

The European Commission has published some interesting figures relating to participation in Horizon 2020. You can find a range of graphs and tables concerning the number of successful project participations by country and total funding by country. Unsurprisingly, Germany, the … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: TESLA – LET HISTORY BE THE JUDGE

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ We must be ahead of the curve? There can be no doubt that being first to market with a new initiative may demonstrate great … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK: RESEARCHING OPEN INNOVATION IN SMES

The concept of open innovation (OI) has become a very popular topic during the last decade, with an increasing number of SMEs embracing OI practices to gain competitive advantage. This new publication, which is edited by Wim Vanhaverbeke of University … Continue reading

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