<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:59:29 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[The evolution of service innovation research: a critical review and synthesis]]> Published : Wed, 19 Feb 2014

The number of service innovation articles has increased dramatically in the past 25 years. By reviewing 128 articles published between 1986 and 2010, primarily in leading marketing and innovation journals, this study analyzes the progression of service innovation research according to topicality and perspective. The authors summarize prior research by [...]

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Five Co-s” in innovating: a practice-based view]]> Published : Wed, 19 Feb 2014

The purpose of this article is to frame innovation as a process of co-creation according to a practice-based view. The article focuses on the innovation practices that occurred within the web contexts of ten companies. In accordance with netnography research, data include preliminary studies of the web-based context, naturalistic observations [...]

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the impact of EU policies and the measures undertaken in their framework on tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 12 Oct 2012

This study examines the impact of different EU policies, and their legislative and non-legislative initiatives, on tourism and its competitiveness (Volume 1).

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Multilingual chemical terminology]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

Did you know that you can find online the key terms from the EU chemicals legislation in 22 EU languages?

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Best practice in Member States to implement EU legislation in the least burdensome way]]> Published : Wed, 18 Apr 2012

Almost of third of the administrative burden derived from EU legislation are in fact not caused by the requirements of the legislation as such, but primarily stem from inefficient national implimentation of the requirements.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Practical Guide to EU Funding Opportunities for Research and Innovation]]> Published : Mon, 27 Feb 2012

This new edition of the "Practical Guide to EU Funding Opportunities for Research and Innovation" includes a full up-to-date picture of the sources of funding described in the initial Guide, published in 2008.

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Priority sector report on creative and cultural industries]]> Published : Thu, 08 Dec 2011

Europe's creative and cultural industries are global leaders and competitive exporters in a wide range of fields. They are at the heart of creating Europe's culture and identity, and central to promoting Europe's identity around the world.

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Overall positive impact of mobility of Bulgarian and Romanian workers on EU economy ]]> Published : Fri, 11 Nov 2011

A new European Commission report highlights the overall positive role that mobile workers from Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2) have played in receiving countries' economies.

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Trends and challenges in demand-side innovation policies in Europe]]> Published : Wed, 26 Oct 2011

Demand-side innovation policies are important policy instruments aiming to increase the demand for innovations, to improve the conditions for the uptake of innovations or to improve the articulation of demand . Their potential is widely recognised and actively promoted.

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Better standards to enhance European competitiveness]]> Published : Tue, 06 Sep 2011

By outlining clear requirements for goods and services, standards help protect consumers, create new and larger markets and boost innovation. The European Commission has put forward proposals to modernise the European standardisation system to meet the challenges of our ever faster changing world, thus contributing to the objectives of smart, [...]

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation Policy News - INNO-Grips newsletter]]> Published : Thu, 28 Jul 2011

This newsletter is about trends and issues in innovation policy. It is a service of INNO-Grips, which is part of the European Commission's PRO INNO Europe portal.

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 22:00:00 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[Options for future structure and implementation of EU innovation funding]]> Published : Wed, 13 Jul 2011

The study provides an overview of different tools for innovation support “across different programmes” with perceived and measured perspectives of the complete scenario of innovation support tools in Europe andoptions for its optimization. The focus has been on a fresh and innovative global view favouring the user’s perspective of the [...]

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[Sunny perspectives for the European tourism sector]]> Published : Wed, 01 Jun 2011

A new survey indicates that the first signs of recovery registered in 2010 will continue into 2011, which is expected to be a good year for the European travel industry. The European Commission is working on further strengthening the basis of this positive outlook through the ambitious strategy for the [...]

Tue, 31 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 31 May 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[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[The right formula for Europe’s chemical industry]]> Published : Thu, 17 Mar 2011

Medieval alchemists sought to turn copper into gold. Even though modern-day chemists focus their research on different objectives, the compounds and materials they produce are truly awe-inspiring and are the bedrock upon which one of Europe’s most important, innovative and competitive industries is built. As the sector is now facing [...]

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT