<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/ict/publications/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:33:53 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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[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[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[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[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[European SMEs make a big splash on International Markets ]]> Published : Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Thirty-seven examples of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have achieved success on the international stage have just been unveiled in a publication as part of the European Commission’s drive to encourage entrepreneurship in Europe. 'The Secret of Success 2012-13' is a flagship publication for the European SME Week, [...]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Helping EU enterprises seize opportunities in Japan and Korea]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jul 2012

If you are considering entering these markets or expanding your activities there, the European Commission offers two valuable programmes to help you to do so. Previous participants explain how their companies benefited from the Executive Training Programme (ETP) and the EU Gateway Programme.

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Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Main EU funding opportunities for SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 29 Jun 2012

Big multinational companies tend to secure the lion’s share of Europe’s media coverage, with lots of articles being written about their activities and plans. However, the reality is that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a crucial driver for our economy, representing more than 98% of European businesses. SMEs can [...]

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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a new industrial revolution in Europe ]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

The European Commission is developing ways for a radical reshape of European industry so as to boost sustainable growth. As part of that effort, it has launched a public consultation asking stakeholders for their input into a mid-term review of its industrial policy communication. This review will focus on developing [...]

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Word from the SME Envoy ]]> Published : Fri, 08 Jun 2012

Daniel Calleja Crespo is the European Commission's SME Envoy, ensuring an active interface with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  Enterprise & Industry magazine has met Mr Calleja to discover more about the mission of the EU SME Envoy and that of national Envoys appointed by Member States.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU measures for SMEs reaping results ]]> Published : Thu, 24 May 2012

The Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) promotes actions that address the challenges European industry is facing, with a special focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme has been successful in meeting its main objectives according to a recent report, which highlights several of its achievements. Building [...]

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Wed, 23 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU Innovation push in raw materials ]]> Published : Mon, 23 Apr 2012

The European Commission has put forward an ambitious European Innovation Partnership for raw materials whose objective is to establish Europe as the vanguard of raw material exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution technologies by 2020. Central aims include ensuring a sustainable supply of raw materials for the European industry, as [...]

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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Your gateway to EU funding ]]> Published : Fri, 30 Mar 2012

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the European Union are of vital importance for economic growth. The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s biggest business support network: in addition to providing SMEs with strategic services to enable cross-border co-operation, the Network offers valuable information and advice on how to access [...]

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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU's strengths and weaknesses in terms of innovation]]> Published : Thu, 08 Mar 2012

This year's Innovation Union Scoreboard shows that most Member States have improved their innovation performance. This allows the European Union to maintain a clear lead over the emerging economies of China, Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa, but not to close the existing gap with innovation leaders such as the [...]

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Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo is right on track ]]> Published : Thu, 01 Mar 2012

The launch of the first two Galileo IOV (In-Orbit Validation) satellites on 21 October 2011 was a red-letter day for the European Union's global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and the project continues to advance through important milestones. While the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is going to set up its headquarters [...]

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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Program podpory Evropské unie malým a středním podnikům]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Přehled hlavních možností financování dostupné pro evropské SME

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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European businesses in global markets ]]> Published : Wed, 01 Feb 2012

Expanding beyond EU borders still presents small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with obstacles, but the potential rewards of internationalisation for their growth are significant. The European Commission has therefore put forward a strategy to help European SMEs seize global opportunities by streamlining and strengthening support available for them.

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 12 - December 2011 ]]>

Published : Fri, 16 Dec 2011

Satellite navigation is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. It facilitates precise in-car navigation, effective transport management and accurate search and rescue, to name but a few examples. Following the successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites, [...]

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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo takes off ]]> Published : Thu, 15 Dec 2011

The successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites on 21 October 2011 confirms Europe’s arrival on the global satellite navigation stage. This is about more than prestige, it's about growth and jobs which are key priorities in the current economic climate. Satellite navigation technologies play an ever-increasing role [...]

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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT