<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:42:11 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Programas de Apoyo a las PYME de la Unión Europea]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Presentación general de los principales planes comunitarios de financiación para PYME

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a dynamic Europe]]> Published : Thu, 08 Dec 2011

Giving entrepreneurs a second chance at success and encouraging the handover of businesses are crucial ingredients in ensuring Europe’s long-term prosperity, according to a new study. These issues were also highlighted during the recent European SME Week 2011.

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Purchases as an engine for innovation ]]> Published : Wed, 13 Jul 2011

Through public procurement, European governments and public authorities can play an important role in promoting the uptake of innovative solutions and developing new markets, while simultaneously improving the quality of public services.

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprising solutions for women entrepreneurs ]]> Published : Thu, 30 Jun 2011

Female entrepreneurship is a key resource for Europe. The Enterprise Europe Network provides the practical support needed to thrive in the business world.

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean industrial cooperation ]]> Published : Fri, 24 Jun 2011

The EU will support the Southern Mediterranean people’s democratic aspirations by creating a Euro-Med area of shared prosperity with a special focus on entrepreneurship and small business. To this end, industry ministers have agreed upon a series of practical actions during the latest Euro-Med meeting held in Malta.

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting resource efficiency]]> Published : Thu, 26 May 2011

Natural resources are vital for our economy and for sustaining our quality of life, but there is growing recognition that our current pattern of consumption is unsustainable. The European Union has responded with a number of initiatives to ensure that European business leads the way towards a more resource efficient [...]

Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Social innovation in action]]> Published : Thu, 05 May 2011

The EU has identified social innovation as crucial in helping Europe meet the challenges of the 21st century, and a number of initiatives have recently been put forward to spread awareness of social innovation and encourage the private sector to get involved. Central to this strategy was the recent launch [...]

Wed, 04 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 04 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A first class act fostering the competitiveness of small businesses]]> Published : Fri, 29 Apr 2011

The Small Business Act (SBA) was launched in 2008 to ensure that European small and medium-sized enterprises have access to finance and markets and can thrive in a regulatory environment conducive to growth. A recent European Commission review reveals that progress in implementing the SBA’s measures has been made, while [...]

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Service innovation can give Europe a cutting edge]]> Published : Mon, 11 Apr 2011

Service innovation can play an important role in industrial policy because it has the potential to transform Europe’s businesses, thus making a strong contribution to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. These are among the key conclusions of a report from the Expert Panel on Service [...]

Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How to stay top of the innovation class]]> Published : Fri, 25 Feb 2011

According to the new Innovation Union Scoreboard, the European Union is making progress in the innovation stakes but is losing ground to some of its rivals. This shows that EU Member States need to step up their efforts to boost their innovation potential so as to turn ideas into new [...]

Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European SMEs on the global scene]]> Published : Thu, 03 Feb 2011

In order to seize the opportunities opened up by internationalisation, enterprises need to take care of several aspects, not least the protection of their intellectual property rights. A new EU-US portal provides a wealth of useful information in this domain.

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European Enterprise and Industry in the Global Economy]]> Published : Mon, 10 Jan 2011

This brochure introduces the many facets of DG Enterprise and Industry efforts to help European enterprises compete successfully in the global economy.

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[An Innovation Union at the service of a sustainable future]]> Published : Fri, 10 Dec 2010

The European Commission has unveiled an ambitious plan to boost Europe’s innovative potential with the aim of turning ideas into jobs and green growth. The strategic approach streamlines efforts on key challenges, such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population. In addition, it seeks to [...]

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting cluster excellence in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 08 Nov 2010

Business clusters have become one of the engines driving economic development and innovation in the EU today. However, a recent conference in Brussels concluded that to compete internationally, greater emphasis must be placed on excellence and quality. A series of EU initiatives seeks to achieve this, for instance, by strengthening [...]

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 07 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tailor-made digital supply chain]]> Published : Thu, 30 Sep 2010

The European fashion industry faces fierce global competition and a more effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can help the sector meet this challenge, by boosting its innovation capacity and competitiveness. Towards this goal, the European Commission has supported a pan-European initiative that seeks to promote seamless ‘digital [...]

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 29 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Assessing the performance of European SMEs]]> Published : Wed, 22 Sep 2010

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) not only make up the vast majority of companies in the European Union, but they are also Europe’s main job-creation engine. The annual report on European SMEs reveals that the economic crisis has caused this motor to stall temporarily, despite the fact that the EU [...]

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A better class of service]]> Published : Mon, 13 Sep 2010

Innovation plays a vitally important role in Europe’s service sector, which is increasingly using research and development, patenting and new modes of operating to become more efficient and effective. Many in the sector, however, are still not innovating to their full potential and find that the innovation support they are [...]

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 01 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise Europe Network helps SMEs internationalise]]> Published : Fri, 27 Aug 2010

Active in 19 countries outside the EU, the Enterprise Europe Network can help European small and medium-sized enterprises to internationalise beyond the single market, with all the benefits that can bring.

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small businesses benefit from internationalisation]]> Published : Thu, 15 Jul 2010

Internationalisation is vital for SMEs to prosper in an increasingly competitive world and could contribute to sustaining employment, according to a recent study.

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creating a winning environment for business]]> Published : Wed, 30 Jun 2010

This year’s European Enterprise Awards rewarded national, regional and local initiatives which helped to build an entrepreneurial and business-friendly environment for European enterprises to exit the current crisis and chart a course to sustainable growth. The awards embody the spirit of the Small Business Act and the ‘Think small first’ [...]

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT