Category Archives: Policy

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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CARLOS MOEDAS PROMISES MORE MONEY FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION

Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation was presented with The Lisbon Declaration, a set of 10 policy ideas for how the EU can promote social innovation, on 6 November at the Web Summit tech conference in … Continue reading

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HORIZON EUROPE TAKES SHAPE

In mid-October EU government officials sat round the table to discusse the proposal of five research missions and 10 industry partnerships which have been tabled by the European Commission to receive funding under Horizon Europe, the EU’s 2021-2027 research programme. … 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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VIDEO: EU COHESION POLICY EXPLAINED

Cohesion Policy represents one-third of the current EU’s budget and is the main investment policy of the Union. As the negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework are about to kick off, EURACTIV took a look at how funds are … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN INNOVATION SCOREBOARD RELEASED

The 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard was released on 22 June.  It provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify … 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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