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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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BUSINESS INSIGHT: THE MYSTICAL POWER OF BRAND

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ The Mystical Power of Brand In a previous article we defined this most difficult of words, “marketing”. If you ask somebody to define this … Continue reading

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WINNERS OF 2018 EU PRIZE FOR WOMEN INNOVATORS ANNOUNCED

At an award ceremony in Brussels on 21 June, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and MEP Eva Kaili announced the four winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators, funded under Horizon 2020. The 2018 winners … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PLANS FOR “INVEST EU” FUND

The European Commission put forward a proposal at the beginning of June to bring all of the EU’s existing investment instruments under the banner of a new fund called “InvestEU” which will formally succeed the Juncker Plan. Under the InvestEU … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: IT HAPPENED AGAIN

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ A game changer on a “dime” We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, “You don’t have to put a man on the … Continue reading

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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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