<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/biotechnology/publications/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:33:30 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 13 - July 2012]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Jul 2012

The European Commission has made a number of initiatives and programmes available to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – widely recognised as being the backbone of the European economy – continue to thrive during this time of financial hardship. The 13th [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 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[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[Europeiska unionens stödprogram till små och medelstora företag]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

En översikt över de viktigaste finansieringsmöjligheterna för Europas små och medelstora företag

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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[World-class business support]]> Published : Wed, 23 Nov 2011

The European Commission is further strengthening the Enterprise Europe Network with new contact points in Asia and Africa. The growing reach of the Network was evident at its annual conference, which welcomed more than 900 participants from 50 countries. The event featured awards to companies which have successfully used the [...]

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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Financing Social Impact. Funding social innovation in Europe - mapping the way forward]]> Published : Wed, 23 Nov 2011

The field of innovation for social purposes is developing rapidly all over the world, with new institutions and methods, growing confidence and evidence of impact. Social innovators are changing the way governments work, the way civil society achieves impact, and the actions of business.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Economic recovery through industrial competitiveness]]> Published : Tue, 15 Nov 2011

Supporting Europe’s competitiveness requires robust industrial and SMEs policies at the national level along with effective EU-level coordination. To this end, the European Commission is ready to promote and monitor the structural improvements which can play a key role in ensuring sustainable growth. Two recent reports offer a valuable insight [...]

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting good practice in micro-credit ]]> Published : Mon, 07 Nov 2011

The micro-credit sector can play a significant role in improving access to finance and encouraging entrepreneurship. A new flexible and voluntary European Code of Good Conduct for micro-credit provision aims to guide both businesses and financial institutions towards a better working relationship.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sustainable industry: delivering resource-efficient growth and jobs ]]> Published : Fri, 07 Oct 2011

Europe needs more growth and jobs but these cannot come at the expense of the environment. That is why an effective industrial policy needs to embrace resource efficiency. Two recent studies provide a valuable insight into the progress that has been made in Europe, and the opportunities that exist for [...]

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Thu, 06 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A week packed with events ]]> Published : Thu, 15 Sep 2011

The European SME Week, which runs from 3 to 9 October, aims to inform entrepreneurs about available support, give recognition to their role in society and promote entrepreneurship. This year’s central event, the European SME Week Summit, will focus on two issues: transfers of business and a second chance for [...]

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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 11 - September 2011 ]]>

Published : Thu, 08 Sep 2011

A dynamic European standardisation system is essential in order to drive quality and innovation and to strengthen Europe’s role as a global economic player. E&I magazine’s main feature examines a package of proposals put forward by the European Commission in [...]

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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Access to finance: instrumental in SME success]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jul 2011

While small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to Europe’s economic well-being, they often find it difficult to secure financing. To tackle this issue, the EU has developed tools specifically aimed at giving SMEs greater access to loans and equity finance: these financial instruments, funded under the Competitiveness and Innovation [...]

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Thu, 21 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.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:00:00 GMT