Category Archives: Innovation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION RECEIVES CIRCULAR ECONOMY PRIZE AT DAVOS

The European Commission was awarded the 2019 Circular Economy prize by the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders in Davos, as recognition of the work done to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy that protects … Continue reading

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MCDONALD’S LOSES BIG MAC TRADEMARK AFTER LEGAL BATTLE WITH IRISH CHAIN

On 15 January the Supermac Irish fast-food chain won a David versus Goliath battle against trademark bullying by a powerful multinational. The Galway-based firm persuaded the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to cancel McDonald’s use of the “Big Mac” … Continue reading

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GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONITOR CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor celebrates its 20th anniversary with the publication of its 2018 Adult Population Survey and National Expert Survey which cover entrepreneurship research in economies from a wide range of regions and economic development levels around the world. … Continue reading

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ERASMUS+ BREAKS OWN RECORD

With a budget of almost EUR 2.6 billion, 2017 was yet another record year for the EU’s ERASMUS+ programme*, representing a 13% funding increase compared to 2016. This provided almost 800 000 people with an opportunity to benefit from learning, working … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: DID THE PROFESSOR GET IT WRONG?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Is it really that risky? In a recent article a professor suggested that in many cases Boards of Directors, although preaching the innovation gospel … Continue reading

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SEAL OF EXCELLENCE GIVEN STATE AID EXEMPTION

Research proposals that receive the seal of excellence from EU peer reviewers, but fail to obtain a grant from Horizon Europe, will be eligible for money from structural funds, following a change in state aid regulations adopted by the European … Continue reading

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BYE BYE PARTICIPANT PORTAL, HELLO FUNDING & TENDERS PORTAL!

The European Commission (DG Research & Innovation) is phasing out its Participant Portal in favour of the new Funding & Tenders Portal to allow searching for EU funding and tender opportunities, and managing grants and contracts in one place. Starting … Continue reading

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