<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/innovation/contracts-grants/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:01:47 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Public Consultation on the Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD)]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

Fri, 05 Sep 2014

The Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) contains the publicly available information on the Galileo Signal In Space. It is intended for use by the Galileo Open Service (OS) user community and specifies the interface between the Galileo Space Segment and the Galileo User [...]

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on certification for waste treatment facilities]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Mon, 24 Mar 2014

Consultation on a range of certification actions which could be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of waste shipments out of the European Union to non-OECD countries.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Crowdfunding in the EU ]]> Published : Thu, 03 Oct 2013

Tue, 31 Dec 2013

The European Commission has today launched a consultation inviting stakeholders to share their views about crowdfunding.

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Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission for Growth to China]]> Published : Mon, 15 Jul 2013

Fri, 19 Jul 2013

This joint mission of Vice-President Tajani and Commissioner Potocnik to China is centered on the theme of “green growth”.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on applications of EU satellite navigation programmes (Galileo and EGNOS)]]> Published : Mon, 22 Apr 2013

Sun, 14 Jul 2013

The objective of this public consultation is to obtain input and a broader range of views on the way the European Commission should maximise and ensure the market uptake of GNSS downstream applications and of the European GNSS downstream applications in particular.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Which are the TOP 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs?]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Oct 2012

Fri, 21 Dec 2012

Complaints are often aired about the red tape created by European law. We want to cut red tape and we can. However, there is a definite lack of concrete proposals to reduce this burden. With this in mind, the European Commission is calling upon businesses: "Let us know what could [...]

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission invites comments on use of state aid rules for supporting risk capital investments]]> Published : Tue, 17 Jul 2012

Fri, 05 Oct 2012

The purpose of this consultation is to invite Member States and other stakeholders to provide comments on the application of the risk capital guidelines and on SME access to finance at large.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 15 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on demand-side policies to spur European industrial innovations in a global market]]> Published : Mon, 18 Jun 2012

Sun, 23 Sep 2012

The aim of the public consultation is to gather inputs from stakeholders on the scope of possible future EU-level actions in demand-side policies for industrial innovation policy.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 31 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultation on Industrial Policy Communication 2012]]>

Published : Wed, 16 May 2012

Tue, 07 Aug 2012

Developing new policies to boost the competitiveness of European industry is the aim of a new public consultation, which is meant to provide input for the review of the industrial policy communication planned for September 2012. It will focus on developing a limited number of new initiatives that can [...]

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Tue, 15 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 15 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Chemicals: ECHA draft working proramme 2013 - 15]]> Published : Thu, 12 Apr 2012

Tue, 12 Jun 2012

Five years after its adoption, the REACH Regulation is still the most ambitious and comprehensive chemicals legislation in the world.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultation on the revision of the limit values for lead in toys]]>

Published : Mon, 13 Feb 2012

Mon, 07 May 2012

The new toy safety directive 2009/48/EC introduced strict migration limits for lead in toys. The new directive also foresees the possibility to amend these limits when new scientific evidence is made available, in order to assure constant alignment on the latest scientific evidence and appropriate protection for children. The latest EFSA [...]

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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission launches consultation on further reducing industrial gas emissions ]]> Published : Mon, 26 Sep 2011

Mon, 19 Dec 2011

The European Commission today launched a public consultation on strengthening EU measures to reduce emissions of fluorinated gases, a group of industrial gases which are extremely powerful contributors to global warming.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultation on the preparation of a Communication on the Sustainable Competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises]]>

Published : Thu, 07 Jul 2011

Thu, 15 Sep 2011

6 July 2011: The Commission intends to adopt a Communication on the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises by the end of 2011. It will propose a series of initiatives that could help the sector to achieve the sustainable [...]

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Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Share your opinion about a European passport for venture capital funds]]> Published : Wed, 15 Jun 2011

Wed, 10 Aug 2011

The European Commission launched a consultation on new European rules for venture capital funds.

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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission seeks views on how best to exploit cloud computing in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 16 May 2011

Wed, 31 Aug 2011

The European Commission is seeking views from citizens, businesses, public administrations and other interested parties on how to fully benefit from 'cloud computing'. Cloud computing enables companies, public administrations and individuals, using networks such as the internet, to access their data and software on computers located somewhere else. It can [...]

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Sun, 15 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 15 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Survey on challenges to raise the innovation capacity of SMEs in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 16 May 2011

Tue, 31 May 2011

The survey aims, first of all, to determine the most important barriers / obstacles to innovation in SMEs in Europe, considering the broad concept of knowledge and creativity as a driver of innovation. Secondly, it enquires after existing and new ways for innovation support providers to address these barriers.

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Sun, 15 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 15 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Commission consults on future strategy]]> Published : Thu, 14 Apr 2011

Sat, 30 Apr 2011

The European Commission today launches a public consultation on the future strategy of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) following the success of its initial phase. The consultation will feed into a 'strategic innovation agenda' for the EIT which the Commission is due to propose by the end [...]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public Consultation on the revision of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC]]> Published : Wed, 13 Apr 2011

Tue, 14 Jun 2011

The main objective of this public consultation launched by DG Enterprise and Industry is to ask the views and opinions of citizens and stakeholders on the various issues that may need to be addressed in a draft proposal for the revision of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Corporate governance framework for European companies: what needs to be improved?]]>

Published : Wed, 30 Mar 2011

Fri, 22 Jul 2011

One of the lessons of the financial crisis is that corporate governance, until now usually based on self-regulation, was not as effective as it could have been. Therefore, the European Commission has launched a public consultation that addresses the ways in which corporate governance of European companies can be improved. [...]

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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 05 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Bio-based economy for Europe: state of play and future potential]]> Published : Fri, 25 Feb 2011

Mon, 02 May 2011

Consultation on the state and future potential of Europe's biobased economy. In addition to looking at resource efficiency issues, the consultation asks questions about the potential of the bio-based economy to foster innovation and address societal challenges.

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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT