<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm All topics European communities Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:49:49 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: “Top 20 IPR considerations when entering a new market”]]> Published : Mon, 04 Aug 2014

Intellectual property, as intangible assets, is a key factor in the competitiveness of European SMEs in the global economy. Protected IPR incentivises innovation, and is particularly relevant to SMEs as they internationalise their business via emerging markets such as those in Southeast Asia. The loss of business revenue, reputation and [...]

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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: “Patent Protection in Southeast Asia”]]> Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

This guide provides European SMEs with an overview of the different types of patents, the patent application process and how to enforce your rights in case of an infringement in the various ASEAN countries.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Recommendations on the framework conditions for the extraction of non-energy raw materials in the European Union]]> Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Exchange of best practices on minerals policy and legal framework, information framework, land-use planning and permitting (AHWG) Disclaimer:The information in the text of the above Report has been gathered by the AHWG on Best Practices on Minerals policy and legal [...]

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 3]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The third newsletter issue of the European Service Innovation Centre initiative proudly presents the launch of the European Service Innovation Scoreboard (ESIS) – the first comprehensive regional indicator data collected at the European level. In an interview, Mr. Hugo Hollanders highlights how ESIS demonstrates the impact of the ‘transformative power’ of [...]

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Energy costs, regulations threaten EU aluminium industry]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

Under the right conditions, Europe’s aluminium industry can flourish.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo and Copernicus, two European satellite programmes: A launching pad for EU industry]]> Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

Galileo and Copernicus are advancing Europe’s march into the 21st century.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving the market performance of business information services regarding listed SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

As part of the December 2011 Action Plan to improve access to finance for SMEs, the ECSIP consortium carried out a study on behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry to explore how to facilitate access to high quality business information on listed SMEs in order to make such SMEs [...]

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A world of business opportunities at your fingertips]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

Steered by the European Commission, the Enterprise Europe Network is helping SMEs realise innovations, create new business partnerships and access finance.

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Making Progressive Politics Work ]]> Published : Tue, 20 May 2014

As the slow return to growth begins to gather pace in western democracies, the danger is that insufficient attention has been given to structural economic weaknesses and long-term stresses on representational politics and governance. This ranges from technological change and disruptive economic forces to growing insecurity and inequality, fragile tax [...]

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Mon, 19 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Chemical safety and your business - ECHA]]>

Published : Wed, 07 May 2014

What is this about? The rules for the manufacture and use of chemicals in the European Union are designed to meet the business and societal needs for safer chemicals. REACH established a new system for managing the risks of chemicals, which also aims to promote competitiveness and innovation through their Registration, [...]

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Tue, 06 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Summary Assessment Reports of the six ESIC model demonstrator regions]]> Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

What are the regional challenges faced in six ESIC Model Demonstrator Regions and can service innovation help addressing them? Is the regional policy mix conducive to transformation, induced by service innovation? How do regional stakeholders’ view on the regional innovation system and its attributes differ from the analysis provided by [...]

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[“Where are the jobs created?” The Swedish report on the importance of small and young businesses in the Swedish economy during 1990–2009]]> Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The study made by The Expert Group on Public Sector Economics explores the importance of small and young businesses in the restructuring of the Swedish economy during 1990–2009.  An extensive analysis of the Swedish business dynamics is based on a data from Statistics Sweden (SCB). The report covers questions such as: [...]

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The European construction sector: a global partner]]>

Published : Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The construction sector is of strategic importance for many countries across the world. It delivers the buildings and infrastructure needed by the rest of the economy and society.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk and EU SME Centre ‘Your IP Insider’ blog post: “Get Your Game On in China”]]> Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

The gaming market in China has seen huge successive year-on-year growth over the last decade, with the industry now being led by mobile and online game formats.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The China IPR SME Helpdesk guide on “China IPR Considerations for European Businesses in the ICT Industries”]]> Published : Wed, 12 Mar 2014

China’s IPR protection system is expanding and improving, but differences with the European system remain.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New version of the ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU product rules]]> Published : Fri, 07 Mar 2014

The update of the Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (the "Blue Guide") is now available.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 2]]> Published : Thu, 06 Mar 2014

The first ESIC newsletter introduced the overall objectives of ESIC and presented the tools that would be used to achieve those goals including the European Service Innovation Scoreboard (ESIS) and the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT). The newsletter set the general scene for the ESIC initiative by outlining the work that would [...]

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Oxfordshire Innovation Engine -report]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

Oxfordshire Innovation Engine. Realising the growth potential - report provides evidence-based observations on the characteristics of the Oxfordshire high tech economy, and recommendations on how its growth performance could be improved. The main focus is on the current situation and future prospects, in the context of the past evolution. The report, [...]

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creative Credits: A randomized controlled industrial policy experiment]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

‘The Creative Credits: A randomized controlled industrial policy experiment’ report examines the results of a pilot study, which used a method of evaluation called randomised control trials (RCTs) to see if a popular business support scheme called Creative Credits worked effectively. The Creative Credits project was run by Nesta, UK’s [...]

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Are you ready for Europe? ]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Feb 2014

Tourism provides an opportunity to promote Europe in the world, its talents, rich heritage and history, results of centuries of cultural exchanges, linguistic diversity and creativity.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT