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WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT 2019 AVAILABLE

The WIPR 2019 examines how the geography of innovation has evolved over the past few decades. Drawing on millions of patent and scientific publication records, the report shows that innovation is increasingly global and intertwined. The macro analysis of global … Continue reading

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2019 SME ASSEMBLY AND EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE PROMOTION AWARDS

At this year’s SME Assembly, which took place in Helsinki from 25 to 27 November, the European Commission unveiled the winners of the 2019 European Enterprise Promotion Awards, rewarding organisations which support entrepreneurship and small businesses at national, regional and … Continue reading

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KU LEUVEN IN TOP 10 OF REUTERS’ RANKING OF WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES

For the fifth year running, Stanford University tops Reuters’ ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF INNOVATION IN 50 AGREEMENTS

Throughout history, innovation has been forged in agreement – between inventors and industrialists, between governments and scientists, and between employers and employees. The agreement is the point at which ideas collide and intellectual capital starts to flow. The agreement is … Continue reading

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2019 INNOVATION KITCHEN REPORT PUBLISHED

The 2019 edition of the Innovation Kitchen report offers first-hand insights into growth trends and profiles of the companies funded under the EIC Accelerator pilot (formerly SME Instrument). Since its start in 2014, the programme has helped over 4 400 … Continue reading

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NEW PUBLICATION: HORIZON EUROPE EXPLAINED

From January 2021, the EU is due to launch its biggest-ever research programme, Horizon Europe. But preparations for it are already underway – inside ministries, universities, research labs, multinationals and start-up companies across Europe and beyond. At €94.1 billion, Horizon … Continue reading

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SWITZERLAND LEADS THE EUROPEAN RANKING IN PATENTING

Switzerland is Europe’s most “inventive” country, according to 2018 patenting data published by the European Patent Office (EPO). For every million inhabitants in the country, Swiss innovators filed nearly 1,000 patent applications. According to the EPO, Europe’s second most inventive … Continue reading

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