Category Archives: Innovation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION ADOPTS WORK PROGRAMME FOR 2020

The European Commission adopted its 2020 Work Programme on 29 January. It sets out the actions the Commission will take in 2020 to turn the Political Guidelines of President von der Leyen into tangible benefits for European citizens, businesses and … Continue reading

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BUSY YEAR FOR EIC BUSINESS ACCELERATION SERVICES

With 18 matchmaking events, more than 380 SMEs involved and a satisfaction rate of 90%, the EIC Business Acceleration Services were busy throughout 2019 offering European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot funded companies an intense programme of business, matchmaking and networking … Continue reading

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UK VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY SETS RECORD IN 2019

UK venture capital investment in tech companies exceeded $13 billion in 2019, outperforming Germany and France combined. According to data analysed by Tech Nation, venture capital invested in tech companies based in the UK accounted for one third of total … Continue reading

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HELP INNOVATIVE EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGIES SECURE FUNDING IN CHINA

TII is collaborating with its member Coway and the organizer of the TII China Chapter to spearhead a scouting operation to identify interesting technology investment opportunities in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Biotech and Cyberspace. The ultimate aim is that … Continue reading

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UK’S NEW GLOBAL TALENT VISA SHOWS STRONG SUPPORT FOR SCIENCE

In the week preceding the country’s exit from the European Union, the UK government announced its new fast-track visa scheme for leading scientists – called Global Talent – which will come into effect on 20 February. There will be no … Continue reading

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ESIR EXPERT GROUP MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

On 27 January, the European Commission announced the 16 experts that will provide independent advice on how future EU research and innovation policy can best support sustainable development and the Von Der Leyen Commission’s priorities. The experts are appointed in … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: INCENTIVES DO HELP!

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The ideal purpose of incentive schemes is to allow staff to share in the success of the business with greater success translating to … Continue reading

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