<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/innovation/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:44:29 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Social Innovation Prize: who will meet the Job Challenge?]]>

Published : Mon, 14 Apr 2014

After the success of the first edition of the Competition last year, the European Commission launched a second Social Innovation Competition in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos on 11 October 2013.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Stakeholders unite to boost access to raw materials in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 07 Apr 2014

A milestone of the  European  Innovation  Partnership  on  Raw  Materials  was  reached  on 7 April 2014 with the announcement of the first set of commitments by over 800 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe. These partners have all committed to contribute in one [...]

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New companies join the fight against illegal online sale of counterfeit goods]]> Published : Tue, 01 Apr 2014

The European Commission has hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet by three new stakeholders: the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP), PierreRiu and Videdressing.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Platform to boost design-driven innovation across Europe]]>

Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Today, the European Commission has launched the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) in Brussels – a project to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe. This project is a key vehicle for turning Commission's Action Plan for Design-Driven Innovation into reality.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Masters Competition 2014 : pre-register now !]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Mar 2014

After the success of the previous editions, the European Satellite navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 is opening a pre-registration phase.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Successful launch for the EGNOS GEO-2 satellite aboard Ariane 5 !!!]]> Published : Sat, 22 Mar 2014

At 23:04 on March 22nd, 2014, the giant rocket Ariane 5 lifted off from the European Space Port of Kourou, sending to space it payload of satellites, amongst which the ASTRA 5B GEO-2 of carrying the EGNOS payload.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch in Kourou delayed by 24 hours because of adverse weather]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

The countdown of Flight VA216 has been delayed 24 hours, for a liftoff on Saturday, March 22 at 19h04 local time (22h04 UTC, 2304 local Belgian time) during a launch window of 58 minutes.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch from Kourou on Saturday March 22nd : the Ariane rocket is on the launchpad !]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

After yesterday's delay due to strong winds at ground level, the Ariane 5 launcher carrying the EGNOS satellite has left the Final Assembly Building for the launchpad !

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First round to define EU scientific programme for EXPO 2015]]> Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

Science, research and innovation are clearly at the heart of the EXPO Milano 2015 theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Friday's EGNOS launch in Kourou : a look back into the mirror]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

"Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps", as the proverb goes in French, but it is on spring day that the Ariane 5 launcher will take the EGNOS GEO2-loaded satellite into space....

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch : go-ahead given for Ariane 5 mission with EGNOS GEO2 payload !!! (© Arianespace)]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

All is in the green for planned launch of EGNOS tomorrow Friday March 21st: Arianespace’s second Ariane 5 flight of 2014 has been approved for its March 21 liftoff following today’s successful launch readiness review, which was performed at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch in Kourou : a nicely wrapped satellite ready to fly away ...]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Mar 2014

On Friday March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS Satellite-based augmentation System (SBAS) constellation will be launched from the European Space Port of Kourou.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Countdown in sight in Kourou : EGNOS GEO2 in the starting blocks !!]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

On March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS service will leave the European SpacePort of Kourou aboard an Ariane 5 launcher. This will ensure a next 15 years of uninterrupted EGNOS service above Europe.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small and medium sized enterprises: feedback on Green Action Plan]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

The European Commission has published an overview on contributions received in response to a public consultation on the Green Action Plan for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Listen to the song of Galileo signals and earn your award !]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Mar 2014

To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[MIPIM Innovation Forum, 11-14/3, Cannes: low energy buildings to boost EU construction industry]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Low energy buildings still have a limited market uptake, despite their economic and environmental advantages. At the 2014 MIPIM Innovation Forum the European Commission Directorates General for industry and entrepreneurship, energy and regional policy will discuss the EU's approach to overcome the sector’s challenges and unleash its full potential.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU funds lead to pioneering new technologies]]> Published : Mon, 10 Mar 2014

EU funding into emerging technologies is to be tripled under Horizon 2020.

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Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Women innovators prize 2014: Commission rewards winners from Germany, Netherlands and Spain]]> Published : Fri, 07 Mar 2014

The winners are Saskia Biskup (Germany, first prize), Laura van 't Veer (The Netherlands, second prize) and Ana Maiques (Spain, third prize).

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europe more innovative but regional differences persist]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing only slowly.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Member States endorse Commission proposal to fill legal gaps for unitary patent protection]]> Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Ministers in the Council have adopted on 04/03/2014 the European Commission's proposal to complete the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection, updating existing EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgments.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT