Category Archives: People

MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS: HOW BREXIT IS LIKE SILICON VALLEY

Can startup Britain make a successful exit? by Andrew Walker MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — For an entrepreneur watching Brexit from California, it’s hard not to notice a familiar pattern. In Silicon Valley, startups famously follow the so-called Transition Curve, cycling … Continue reading

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CAREER CHANGE FOR HENNING SEJER JAKOBSEN

After 25 years working for the Danish Technological Institute, Henning Sejer Jakobsen will start a new professional challenge from 1 January 2019 when he takes up a new position at Aarhus University, Department of Engineering: http://eng.au.dk/en/ Henning is well-known in … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: IS IT TIME TO “RE-QUESTION”?

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Is it time to “Re-Question”? Despite the Chief Scientist saying that nothing we do in Australia will make a scrap of difference to the … Continue reading

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€100 MILLION BREAKTHROUGH ENERGY EUROPE INVESTMENT FUND LAUNCHED

On 17 October the European Commission and Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy  signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish Breakthrough Energy Europe (BEE) – a joint investment fund to help innovative European companies develop and bring radically new clean energy technologies … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: THE IT DILEMMA

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The IT Dilemma I was recently at a conference at RMIT University Melbourne where a young lady, Ms. Juliana Proserpio, gave a great presentation … Continue reading

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BLURRED LINES BETWEEN EIC AND EIT?

At a recent European Consortium of Innovative Universities’ conference in Brussels, Lieve Wierinck, Belgian MEP and shadow rapporteur on the Horizon Europe research programme, cast doubt about the dividing line between the the newly proposed European Innovation Council and the … Continue reading

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ROBERT-JAN SMITS APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Former European Commission director general for research and innovation, Robert-Jan Smits, has been appointed president of the Eindhoven University of Technology, a job he will take up on 1 March next year. Mr Smits was chief architect of Horizon 2020, … Continue reading

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