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INDEPENDENT REPORT FINDS THAT SME INSTRUMENT ACCELERATES SUCCESS

The Report on the Assessment of the Performance of the First Finalised Phase II Projects measured the performance of 70 companies that have finished their SME Instrument project and concluded that two out of three of the funded companies have … Continue reading

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CHINESE FIRM LEADS EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATIONS LEAGUE

During the presentation of the EPO’s results for 2017 on 7 March, EPO President Benoit Battistelli revealed tha,t for the first time in the history of the European Patent Office, a Chinese company came top in terms of patent applications. … Continue reading

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HORIZON 2020 PARTICIPATION AND FUNDING STATS AVAILABLE

The European Commission has published some interesting figures relating to participation in Horizon 2020. You can find a range of graphs and tables concerning the number of successful project participations by country and total funding by country. Unsurprisingly, Germany, the … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK: RESEARCHING OPEN INNOVATION IN SMES

The concept of open innovation (OI) has become a very popular topic during the last decade, with an increasing number of SMEs embracing OI practices to gain competitive advantage. This new publication, which is edited by Wim Vanhaverbeke of University … Continue reading

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EU REPORT: “WE ARE AT A TIPPING POINT” IN TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

“We are at a tipping point” in technological development, was a phrase used by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, at a Brussels conference on 20 February which offered a public platform to launch the conclusions of a … Continue reading

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EUROPE IS BACK: ACCELERATING BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION

The independent High-Level Group of Innovators advising the European Commission has published its recommendations on how a European Innovation Council (EIC) should fund and nurture breakthrough innovation from start-up to scale-up. In their report, entitled ‘Europe is back: Accelerating breakthrough … Continue reading

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JURY OF 87 INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT EXPERTS SELECTED FOR SMEI PHASE 2 EVALUATIONS

The European Commission has published a list of 85 innovation and investment experts from 26 countries who will be involved in the future evaluation of SME Instrument Phase 2 project applications. The new jury of experts will start working from … Continue reading

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