<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm All topics European communities Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:50:05 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Study: Doing business in the digital age]]> Published : Fri, 05 Dec 2014

This study identified the key technological trends and carried out a comparative analysis of national strategies and private initiatives to encourage digital entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Silicon Valley (US) and Singapore.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Report: Health at a Glance: Europe 2014]]>

Published : Wed, 03 Dec 2014

This third edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents the latest information on health and health systems in 35 European countries, including all European Union Member States, candidate countries (with the exception of Albania due to limited [...]

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: Intellectual Property and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015]]> Published : Tue, 02 Dec 2014

The goal of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is regional economic integration in ASEAN by 2015.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Assessment of the European footwear industry]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

In response to the challenges faced by the European footwear industry, the European Commission an study of the situation and prospects for future development. The study includes reports on restructuring, research and innovation, education and training as well as an analysis of the competitive position of the sector and policy [...]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on Support to the implementation of the KETs action plan with focus on promotion co-operation between EU KETs Technology Platforms]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

A study has been launched to assess the scope, cooperation, and possible gaps between technology platforms active in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) across the EU, and to identify potential policy actions. The study will also analyse how EU technology platforms train and transfer technical knowledge on their technological infrastructure to external [...]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on cooperation in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) has paved the way for improved access to finance for investments in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs).

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the international market distortion in the area of KETs: A case analysis]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The European Commission ordered a study on market distortion in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) that examined the incentives given for KETs investment in the six most competitive countries for KETs (the USA, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan).

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[KETS for a competitive Europe]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The High-Level Group (HLG) on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) that met in January 2014 presented the document ‘KETs for a competitive Europe’.  The document: summarises the importance of KETs for Europe; analyses the state of implementation of the European strategy for KETs; provides an overview of the remaining bottlenecks; outlines the way forward. It was drafted [...]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Status Implementation Report – Second High-Level Expert Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The Status Implementation Report of the second Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) High-Level Group (HLG) proposed actions and recommendations to support the reindustrialisation of Europe and boost European competitiveness. Ten recommendations were presented under two key headings: the reindustrialisation of Europe through KETs innovation; KETs enablers to support European competitiveness and jobs. The second HLG [...]

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Moving away from animal testing]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Nov 2014

Toxicologists in the EU Member States need accurate testing methods and processes to apply alternatives to animal testing. Employing alternative approaches, to comply with regulation, always involves complex scientific discussions. More

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus satellite data - Down to Earth business opportunities]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Nov 2014

Exactly 500 years after the mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus released a groundbreaking manuscript that named the sun, rather than the earth, as the centre of the solar system, the EU Earth observation programme bearing his name is [...]

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESIC Newsletter Issue 7]]> Published : Thu, 20 Nov 2014

This issue of the ESIC newsletter begins with an overview of the concept of smart specialisation and the priorities that have been adopted at European level.  Then, the remaining pages focus on the activities currently being carried out in the six model demonstrator regions, which are based on the work [...]

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the EU furniture market situation and a possible furniture products initiative ]]> Published : Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Author: CEPS, Economisti Associati, CSIL and Demetra for DG Enterprise and Industry This study examines the economic situation of the EU furniture market and assesses the need for and added value of improved information on furniture products to consumers in view of the overall objective of raising industrial competitiveness. While the [...]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Accessible tourism - The new frontier of the sector]]> Published : Wed, 19 Nov 2014

To conquer the “new frontier of the tourism industry”, the European Commission has rewarded excellences in accessible tourism and developed best practices that will let everyone enjoy holidaying in the EU.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Access to Finance - SMEs taste success thanks to EU funding]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Entrepreneurs in the EU Member States, from chocolate makers in Belgium to roof makers in Slovenia, were given the business boost they needed thanks to the successful Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) from the European Commission. [...]

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Simplifying legislation - Reducing red tape, increasing standards]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Nov 2014

The European Commission is loosening the legislation belt for several sectors and ensuring that the highest, uniformed safety standards exist throughout all Member States.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The EU Toy Industry - The Economy of Child’s Play]]> Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

Every Christmas the toy industry enjoys a flood of sales, but with challenges such as counterfeiting, demographic changes and technology advancements, they must adapt to stay afloat and at the same time ensure that toys are safe.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Taiwan Factsheet]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

Intellectual Property (IP) is a primary method for securing a return on investment in innovation and is particularly relevant to Small and Mediumsized Enterprises (SMEs) as they internationalise their business to areas such as Taiwan.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide to Using Contracts to Protect your Intellectual Property]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

There are many ways in which intellectual property (IP) owners should protect their valuable assets.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide to IPR Protection in China for the Fashion and Design Industry]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

The fashion industry encompasses the design, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, marketing and promotion of clothing, footwear and accessories and is worth billions of Euros every year.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT