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2017 EUROPEAN INNOVATION SCOREBOARD RESULTS OUT

The 2017 European Innovation Scoreboard, published this month, presents a revised measurement framework to bring it into line with evolving policy priorities and to help improve the quality and timeliness of the indicators, to capture new and emerging phenomena, such as … Continue reading

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CHINA ENTERS TOP 25 IN 2017 GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX

The innovation metrics season continues with the publication of the 2017 Global Innovation Index in which China becomes the first-ever middle income economy to be ranked in the top 25. Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the US and the UK are the … Continue reading

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BUSINESS INSIGHT: TALK IS CHEAP

A new business insight provided by Roger La Salle, innovation thought leader and pioneer of “Matrix Thinking”™ Talk is cheap – Talk is easy For anyone seeking business advice and assistance whether in strategy, marketing, advertising, sales or innovation, there … Continue reading

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H2020 SME INSTRUMENT IMPACT REPORT PUBLISHED

Based on cumulative data from 2014 to 2016, the SME Instrument 2017 impact report provides first insights into the growth trends of selected SME beneficiaries, their profiles as well as the key features of the programme. In its first three … Continue reading

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HORIZON 2020’S HALF-TIME SCORE

Participants and Member State governments have given their views on the EU’s R&D programme Horizon 2020 to date, reported Éanna Kelly of Science|Business. The verdict: good, but in need of several big mid-course adjustments. Low success rates, lengthy proposals and … Continue reading

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FROM “MADE IN CHINA” TO “INNOVATED IN CHINA”

Private Chinese firms innovate more efficiently than state-owned firms, yet China showers much more generous R&D subsidies on state-owned firms. This premise is argued in a new article “From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Innovated in China’: Necessity, Prospect, and Challenges” by … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS TO INNOVATORS IN OLD AGE?

If you are wondering about the effects of old age on your capacity to innovate, take a read at this New Statesman article to cheer yourself up… http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/art-design/2017/04/dry-month-waiting-rain-what-happens-innovators-old-age

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