<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:54:59 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Brazil - EU entrepreneurial exchange programme seeking applicants]]> Published : Mon, 24 Nov 2014

An EU-Brazil Exchange Programme for entrepreneurs that is supported by the European Commission is now open for applications from interested parties

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commissioner Bieńkowska delivers keynote address at growth and competitiveness conference]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Nov 2014

Commissioner Bieńkowska gave the keynote address at a conference today in Brussels titled: "Let's get Europe working: driving a new phase of growth and competitiveness"

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Smart Specialisation Strategies – Focusing on Regional Strengths in Innovation Activities]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

Smart specialisation is a concept designed to promote the efficient and effective use of public investment in research and innovation. The goal is to boost innovation by enabling regions to focus on their strengths and thus, achieve economic growth and prosperity. Smart specialisation is based on strong partnerships between businesses, [...]

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Philippines gets IP-ready for the ASEAN Economic Community]]> Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

The Your IP Insider blog has previously looked at the possible changes that the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) would bring in terms of IPR for European businesses in the region.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insights into the activities carried out in Upper Austria]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

    Developing or re-designing initiatives to support service innovation  Upper Austria has taken a number of steps to further develop the topics covered in the ESIC expert recommendations. Several regional instruments to stimulate innovation in SMEs have been redesigned [...]

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insights into the activities carried out in Northern Ireland]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

  Creating a level playing field for technological and service innovation Northern Ireland’s existing policy mix is weighted towards R&D support and technological innovation. In terms of funding, the policy mix is mostly focused on product development and a comparable [...]

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insights into the activities carried out in Luxembourg]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

  ‘Activate’ demonstrating the potential of healthcare services Through the ESIC Initiative, Luxinnovation was able to set up a project focusing on healthcare as a service industry. Looking at both the business concept and the shifting of patient healthcare [...]

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insights into the activities carried out in Limburg]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

  Raising awareness about service innovation The province assumed its responsibility and gathered the main stakeholders to present them with the final ESIC report and to determine the main actions that should be taken. It was encouraging to see the intrinsic motivation [...]

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insights into the activities carried out in Emilia-Romagna]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

      Moving forward with the Smart Specialisation Strategy The European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme for the Emilia-Romagna Region has been prepared and transmitted to DG Regio, but it has not yet been approved. The [...]

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insights into the activities carried out in the Canary Islands]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Nov 2014

   Building a platform for regional and European collaboration One of the main initiatives has been the work on establishing an innovation platform. Thanks to the ESIC policy recommendations, the peer review discussions and other contributions made during the [...]

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Launch of the Euromentors Association for Digital Entrepreneurs]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Nov 2014

    The Euromentors Association for Digital Entrepreneurs will be launched at the European Parliament on the 18th of November. It will set up a pan-European mentoring ecosystem to help spark, support and expand new business ideas and fuel Digital Entrepreneurship in [...]

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Access to finance: still a barrier for EU companies’ growth]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

EU's small businesses are increasingly optimistic about their growth prospects but many are still concerned about the lack of access to finance, according to a survey published today by the European Commission. Between April and September 2014, SMEs demands for financing were not always fulfilled - especially for smaller and [...]

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commissioner Bieńkowska delivers keynote speech at industrial conference]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

The European Economic and Social Committee and the European Policy Centre organised a joint conference to debate the future of industrial policy in Europe. Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska was among the distinguished speakers.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Shedding light on service innovation ]]> Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Every now and then people ask “what exactly is service innovation?”  It seems that many find it difficult to comprehend the concept even if it is not exactly rocket science.  A service innovation is just a new solution on the market. It comprises novel or significantly improved services and offerings, [...]

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus' monitoring services moving closer to operational phase]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Nov 2014

The Commission moved a step closer to the start of the operational stage of three of Copernicus's earth observation services: Atmosphere Monitoring, Climate Change, and Marine Environment Monitoring.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Agreement with EUMETSAT signed to implement Copernicus]]>

Published : Fri, 07 Nov 2014

The European Commission marked a key milestone for the new earth observation programme Copernicus.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Survey on implementation of the Construction Products Regulation]]> Published : Fri, 07 Nov 2014

Risk & Policy Analysts is carrying out, on behalf of the ”DG Enterprise and Industry”, an online survey on the implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building prosperity for a lasting peace – the EU Northern Ireland Task Force]]>

Published : Fri, 07 Nov 2014

The Commission's report, Northern Ireland in Europe, was launched in Brussels on 3 November 2014 marking an important milestone in a relationship which has deepened ever since the decision in 2007 of then Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to set [...]

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Second online competition for the Serious Game of the China IPR SME Helpdesk runs until Novermber 16th]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

The China IPR SME Helpdesk has launched its second online competition for the Serious Game, on Thursday the 30th of October 2014 and it runs until Sunday the 16th of November 2014.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning Module: Protecting your Domain Name in Southeast Asia]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

This interactive e-learning module (ELM) from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk allows the user to learn about the significance of internet usage in Southeast Asia that is relevant to them.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT