Category Archives: People

8TH MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE GOES TO TUOMO SUNTOLA FOR ALD TECHNIQUE

The biennial one-million-euro Millennium Technology Prize was awarded on 22 May to Finnish physicist Dr. Tuomo Suntola. Suntola’s prize-winning ALD (atomic layer deposition) innovation is a nanoscale technology in use all over the world. ALD is used to manufacture ultra-thin material layers … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: TOO QUICK TO PROTECT

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Too quick to protect When we meet with inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators to discuss what they believe is the “next big thing” it seems … Continue reading

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TII 2018 AGM – NEW BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED

The association’s spring Board meeting and Annual General Meeting took place on 18 April in Brussels, hosted at the premises of our sister association EBN (European Network of Business & Innovation Centres). Secretary General Christine Robinson reported on the highlights … Continue reading

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TII INNOVATION DIALOGUE – ROAD MAPPING PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE INNOVATION SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

TII’s new-style annual meeting – shorter, more interactive, more intimate – took place on 19 April in Brussels at the Beford Hotel & Congress Centre. Inaugurated last year in Vaasa, the TII Innovation Dialogue focuses on a single theme and … Continue reading

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LIONEL MESSI WINS ECJ RULING ON TRADEMARK

Football superstar Lionel Messi won the backing of European Court of Justice judges on 26 April, when they ruled that the Barcelona player’s request for a trademark is legitimate, citing his fame outside the world of football as a crucial … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: IS ISO KILLING YOUR BUSINESS?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Innovate or perish? I am not sure how many times I have related the statistic that whereas in the 1920’s the life expectancy of … Continue reading

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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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