<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/innovation/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:21:34 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[155 small firms to receive funding in first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument]]> Published : Thu, 24 Jul 2014

The European Commission today announces the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First Galileo Commercial Service demonstration with encrypted signals]]>

Published : Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Between July 15th and July 25th, Galileo signals (E6-B and E6-C) have been under test, as reported in a recent NAGU (Notice Advisory to Galileo Users). The main purpose of the tests was to verify the Galileo Commercial Service signal encryption functionalities.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2014: Shortlisted projects announced]]>

Published : Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Hundreds of projects competed in the 2014 national competitions for a chance to represent their country in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; 22 projects have now been shortlisted. A record number of 31 countries entered the Awards this year including 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Serbia and [...]

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes ]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

On 22 July 2014 the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-industry partnerships seek innovation boost with first €1 billion for projects]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and Member States presented their first calls for projects and partners under Horizon 2020, the EU's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ventilation units more energy efficient and less noisy ]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Ventilation units will become more energy-efficient and less noisy. As of 1 January 2016 a new Ecodesign Regulation will ensure that newly produced residential ventilation units will have to fulfil minimum energy efficiency requirements as well as maximum noise emission requirements.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A €2 billion boost for low-carbon energy projects in Europe]]> Published : Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The European Commission is awarding a total of 1 billion EUR to 19 innovative low-carbon energy projects selected under the second call of the NER300 funding programme.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Launch of the consultation of sectoral experts in the context of the identification of ICT Technical Specification UBL 2.1]]> Published : Fri, 04 Jul 2014

After consultation of the European Multi-stakeholders Platform on ICT Standardisation (MSP) of last May 22 about the identification, the Commission is launching today a second consultation of sectoral experts about the identification of the OASIS Universal Business Language version 2.1 (UBL 2.1) ICT technical specification in accordance with Article 13 [...]

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo releases the new draft version of the Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD)]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

The new draft version of the Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) has been released today under the form of a public consultation.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unleashing Europe's poten­tial through mobilising up to €25 billion of finance for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has announced that SMEs in Europe will soon have the opportunity to access up to €25 billion of additional finance supported by the COSME programme (the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[LET’S EMBRACE SPACE events on 15-17 in September 2014 in Rome, Italy]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Jun 2014

The European Commission is organising two international high-level space research events that will take place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Rome, Italy. Do not miss these excellent opportunities to learn more about the results of some of the space projects supported by the 7th Framework Programme for Research [...]

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First Signal-In-Space tests of the Galileo Commercial Service Demonstrator]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Jun 2014

On June 17th, the transmission by the available IOV Galileo satellites of data external to the Galileo system was successfully demonstrated.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Promo­tion Awards: Entrepreneurial education crucial for jobs creation]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

Education is an essential element of entrepreneurship.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Graphene Flagship doubles in size]]> Published : Mon, 23 Jun 2014

To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, the European Commission is proud to announce that the Graphene Flagship, one of the largest-ever European research initiatives, is doubling in size. 66 new partners are being invited to join the consortium following the results of a €9 million competitive [...]

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly ]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus contributes to the safety of football fans in Brazil]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Copernicus, the EU’s Earth Observation programme, is contributing to the safety of football fans during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, enabling EU Member States to be prepared for evacuation operations should an emergency occur during one of the matches.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission points to innovation reforms to sustain economic recovery]]> Published : Tue, 10 Jun 2014

The European Commission has highlighted the importance of research and innovation (R&I) investments and reforms for economic recovery in the European Union, and made proposals to help EU Member States maximise the impact of their budgets at a time when many countries still face spending constraints.

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Modern insolvency rules: EU Ministers back Commission proposal to give honest businesses a second chance]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

National ministers in the Justice Council back the Commission's proposal to modernise European rules on cross-border insolvency.

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Moving forward with the European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

At the beginning of 2014, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani unveiled his plan for a ‘European Industrial Renaissance’.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT