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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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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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FP9 SCIENCE-BASED MISSIONS TAKE SHAPE

This month the European Commission made public information on how it intends to scope and select the research missions that will form the new ambitious approach to innovation in Framework Programme 9. According to Mariana Mazzucato, Director of University College … Continue reading

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MORE TOP JOBS FOR WOMEN IN EC JOBS RESHUFFLE

The European Commission annnounced the replacement of its Directors General for Research and Innovation, Climate Action, Education and Employment, as part of a major job reshuffle at the top of the administration with 10 posts changing hands.  EU President Jean … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: IT’S BOOMING

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ In Australia in particular, low interest rates together with huge population growth (mostly from immigration) is fueling a housing boom. Coupled with unrestrained State … Continue reading

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON NEXT RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME

The European Commission has launched a series of public consultations clustered by key policy areas, in preparation for the EU’s next long-term budget post-2020 (Multiannual Financial Framework). Citizens, organisations and businesses can give their views online until 8 March 2018. The … Continue reading

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SCIENCE MISSIONS GAIN GROUND IN DEBATE AROUND FP9

The EU Commission has recruited Mariana Mazzucato, Director of University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, to help convince EU countries of the merit of a missions-based funding approach to the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation … Continue reading

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