<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:40:13 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Answering your questions: Information services for cross-border activity]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Mar 2015

The Single Market is a cornerstone of European integration and greatly benefits businesses and consumers. The free movement of goods, capital, services and people has brought with it vastly expanded trading possibilities for businesses and a huge increase in choice for consumers.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-U.S. Cooperation on Satellite Navigation, Working Group C - ARAIM Technical Subgroup, Milestone II Report]]> Published : Thu, 26 Mar 2015

The U.S.-EU Agreement on GPS-Galileo Cooperation signed in 2004 established the principles for the cooperation activities between the United States of America and the European Union in the field of satellite navigation.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Buy and sell services in Europe]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The Service Directive requires all EU countries to cut red-tape and increase transparency in the market. Significant progress has recently been made in the fields of integration, the digital Single Market and jobs creation.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Report: Digital Transformation of European Industry and Society]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship has released its first report at an event in Brussels on 24 March 2015.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk 'Serious Game' sessions]]> Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The China IPR SME Helpdesk Serious Game is an online game which provides an interactive expereince of protecting IPR and doing business in China.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus takes off]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

Copernicus is the EU's Earth Observation and Monitoring Programme. It will serve society in many ways including timely environmental monitoring as well as creating a thriving downstream sector generating significant economic benefits.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Crossing borders: EU professionals on the move]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Mar 2015

As the working age population in many Member States shrinks, demand for highly skilled people is projected to rise to over 16 million job vacancies between now and 2020.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Video competition - Build Europe with us!]]>

Published : Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The European Commission is organising an on-line video competition to attract young talents to the construction sector. Submit a short video showcasing your innovative project, vision, or idea for the construction sector and take your chance to win a smartphone and gain visibility at European level.

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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Launch of EU Social Innovation Competition 2015]]>

Published : Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The 2015 European Social Innovation Competition has been launched, with €50 000 in prize money for the top three project ideas. Now in its third year, the competition is aimed at individuals and organisations that have 'game changing' ideas for EU social innovation projects.

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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New start for Growth – Interview with Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska]]>

Published : Thu, 19 Mar 2015

Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska took charge of the single market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs portfolio in November 2014. Here she speaks to "Working for Growth".

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China highest recipient of patent applications]]> Published : Tue, 17 Mar 2015

According to the latest blog post from Your IP Insider China is the highest recipient of requests for patents globally for the fourth consecutive year.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[18th Annual Meeting of the EU-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Mar 2015

The 18th Annual Meeting of the EU-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue took place on 17 March in Brussels. One of the main outcomes of the meeting was the adoption of a Regulatory Cooperation Joint Document foreseeing the enlargement of the existing cooperation to new areas such as robotics, construction and medical [...]

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning module: Comparing IPR in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao]]> Published : Mon, 16 Mar 2015

The latest E-Learning module from the China IPR SME Helpdesk is now available. It examines the major differences between the IPR systems in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sweden builds on the SME Instrument to support its innovation champions ]]> Published : Mon, 16 Mar 2015

When the first results for phase one of the EU SME instrument were released in 2014, proposals of 10 Swedish companies were evaluated above the threshold. However, only four of them received the grant. Dr Karin Aase, Project Officer of VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation systems, had to [...]

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME agreement in Austria will benefit 1 500 small businesses]]>

Published : Fri, 13 Mar 2015

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Austrian federal development and financing bank, Austria Wirtschaftsservice, have signed an agreement under the COSME programme that will provide the latter with EU funds to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Growing internationally: apply and go to Brazil!]]> Published : Thu, 12 Mar 2015

Would you like to start your own business and go international? Are you looking for some tips and advice? Apply for the CONNECT project and learn from experienced entrepreneurs in Brazil. The registration is open until 22 March 2015.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public-private partnerships in the spotlight at the EU-Tunisia Entrepreneurship Council ]]> Published : Thu, 12 Mar 2015

The theme for the third meeting of the EU-Tunisia Council for Entrepreneurship is 'Public-private partnerships: opportunities and risks'. The meeting will take place in Tunis on 12-13 March 2015.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Manual for businesses: how to check upcoming EU Regulations online]]> Published : Wed, 11 Mar 2015

To help EU businesses keep up with new provisions they need to comply with, the Commission prepared a manual on how to access upcoming EU Regulations. The manual will make it easier for companies and entrepreneurs to check what provisions will affect their business in the near future.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Registering your IP rights in Europe doesn't guarantee protection in China]]> Published : Mon, 09 Mar 2015

The latest blog article from YourIPInsider explains how intellectual property rights (IPR) are by their nature territorially limited. It explains the different types of IP and which product and industry they apply to, as well the most effective ways to prevent IP-related issues.

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Sun, 08 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GROW your REGIOn conference on smart specialisation and clusters]]>

Published : Fri, 06 Mar 2015

Registration is open for the conference, GROW your REGIOn: Delivering smart specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT