<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:52:09 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[European Service Innovation Centre conference –the transformative power of service innovation is on the horizon but the journey has just begun]]>

Published : Sun, 14 Sep 2014

The European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) conference entitled ‘Service Innovation as a Driver of Change for European Industries and Regions’ took place in Helsinki on 9-10 September 2014 and attracted 140 participants representing academia, businesses and the public sector. The event focused on the key findings of, and lessons learned [...]

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial competitiveness: Commission reports underline need for incisive action by EU and Member States]]>

Published : Thu, 11 Sep 2014

EU manufacturing possesses a number of competitive strengths that should be leveraged to promote economic growth, despite the current difficult economic environment.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Hvordan kan vi gøre EU til et bedre sted for små og mel­lemstore virksomheder? Kom­mis­sionen indhenter syns­punk­ter]]>

Published : Mon, 08 Sep 2014

Hvordan kan EU's politik styrke de små og mellemstore virksomheder i fremtiden? Det er det vigtigste spørgsmål i en høring, som Kommissionen har iværksat for at forbedre EU's tiltag under Small Business Act (SBA).

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Employment: Commission proposes €911,934 from Globalisation Fund for former steel workers in Belgium]]> Published : Fri, 05 Sep 2014

The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €911,934 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 752 former workers of steel producer Carsid S.A. to find new jobs.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovative tekstiler skal fremme tangdyrkningen i EU]]> Published : Fri, 05 Sep 2014

Seaweed is an important but under-exploited resource for food and feed ingredients, biochemicals and the production of biofuels.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Workshop Moving forward the EU policy agenda on cluster excellence - Brussels, 23 September 2014]]> Published : Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Moving forward the EU policy agenda on cluster excellence. Lessons learned and new challenges at policy and operational level.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo: European Commission requests full details of launch problems from Arianespace and ESA]]>

Published : Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Following the failure on Friday August 22nd to inject Galileo satellites 5 and 6 into the correct orbit, the European Commission has requested Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide full details of the incident, together with a schedule and an action plan to rectify the problem.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European satellite navigation: Galileo to launch two more satellites]]>

Published : Thu, 21 Aug 2014

This week, Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, will send two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of 6 satellites in orbit. The lift-off will take place at the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana, at 14.31 CET (exact date to be confirmed) and can be [...]

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New launchers to support independence of EU's satellite navigation programme]]>

Published : Thu, 21 Aug 2014

The EU's satellite navigation programme Galileo signed a €500 million agreement with Arianespace which will bring an operational Galileo service much closer.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH: All on the right track ! (chronology in pictures)]]>

Published : Tue, 19 Aug 2014

It has been packed days for the Galileo Team preparing for the launch of satellites 5 and 6 from Kourou, on Friday August 22nd.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH : Doresa and Milena take place on the launchers upper stage ]]>

Published : Mon, 18 Aug 2014

The two Galileo Full-Operational Capability (FOC) satellites planned to take-off on Friday, August 22nd, at 14:27 (Brussels time) from the European Space Port of Kourou are getting a step closer to space with their integration on Soyuz's Fregat upper stage.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Continuous Reinvention of the Province of Limburg ]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

The manufacturing industry in the Province of Limburg is facing a situation in which its products are becoming indistinguishable from others and consumers are buying on price alone. Other problems include increasing competition and short time-to-market. Thus, there is an urgent need to create new forms of added value and [...]

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Canary Islands - Evolving from ‘Sun, Sea and Sand’ to tailor-made Tourist Experiences]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

 The Canary Islands have a lot to offer as a tourist destination and with a constant flow of tourists, the region claims to be an ideal test bed for services and service innovations. However, for a long time the region has relied on the ‘sun, sea and sand’ approach and [...]

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Refining the Large-scale Demonstrator Strategies for the six Model Regions]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

The work of the European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) is being undertaken in the six model demonstrator regions of the Canary Islands, Emilia-Romagna, Limburg, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland and Upper Austria. ESIC is providing advisory support towards the implementation of a model demonstrator approach or Large-scale Demonstrator approach. This approach represents a move from small-scale [...]

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH: Doresa and Milena now share the same seat !]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

On August 22nd, 2014, 14:27 CET, the two first satellites of the Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) will be launched from the European Space Port of Kourou, French Guyana. The two satellites are now placed on the dispenser.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Using the Transformative Power of Service Innovation in Upper Austrian Industrial Renewal ]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

The economy of Upper Austria is characterised by the dominance of its competitive manufacturing sector including notably the automotive, mechanical engineering, metal processing, chemicals, plastics, paper, wood and automation industries. These driving industries have made Upper Austria the most export-oriented region in the country. Since the performance of the region’s [...]

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Northern Ireland - Making a Transformation through Service Innovation]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

Northern Ireland’s economy is evolving and regional stakeholders recognise the challenges they face in ensuring that the region’s strengths and resources are channelled into the exploitation of future opportunities. A key challenge to be addressed is a lack of effective collaboration. The region must continue to develop strategic partnerships and [...]

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Luxembourg – Transforming the Healthcare Sector and becoming one of the Healthiest Nations on Earth ]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

Luxembourg’s progress in becoming one of the wealthiest regions in Europe was initially based on its strong steel industry, followed more recently by a boom in financial services. Nevertheless, Luxembourg needs to diversify its economy and the healthcare sector. Life sciences especially represent an interesting opportunity for the region but [...]

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Fostering ICT and Logistics Service Innovation in Emilia-Romagna ]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

The region of Emilia-Romagna is well known for its automotive and motorcycle industries, food production and the ceramic industry, all of which have developed in the form of large and successful industrial districts spread over the entire region. Demand for services is strong but the market for services is fragmented [...]

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014

NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT