<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:44:11 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[First images from the Sentinel-2A satellite]]>

Published : Mon, 29 Jun 2015

The EU’s Sentinel-2A satellite has delivered its first colour images of Earth for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme. The satellite launched on 22 June from the Kourou spaceport. See the images

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the performance of the Points of Single Contact published]]> Published : Mon, 29 Jun 2015

A study on the performance of the Points of Single Contact (PSC) has been published today. The Points of Single Contact (PSCs) are e-government portals that allow service providers to access information and complete administrative procedures online.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial symbiosis in Kalundborg: turning waste into a resource]]>

Published : Mon, 29 Jun 2015

The latest BusinessPlanet episode comes from Denmark where for 40 years the port of Kalundborg has been a world reference for ecology in industry, otherwise referred to as 'industrial symbiosis', in which the waste of one industry becomes a resource for another.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New European Professional Card to help professionals work in other EU countries]]>

Published : Thu, 25 Jun 2015

The European Commission will make it easier for professionals to put their skills to work in other EU countries with the new European Professional Card. At the same time, the Commission aims to protect the vulnerable from unqualified professionals through the application of an alert mechanism.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[High Level Expert Group on KETs publishes final recommendations]]>

Published : Wed, 24 Jun 2015

The final meeting of the High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) took place today. The Group presented its recommendations on how to boost the uptake of KETs in Europe at the meeting that was chaired by the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Second Copernicus satellite reinforces services for citizens and businesses]]>

Published : Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Europe's Earth observation programme "Copernicus" is making further headway in tackling environmental disasters, improving land use for agriculture and forestry and responding to emergency situations.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Podcast: Trade marks and trade secrets for the services industry]]> Published : Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Episode six of the podcast series from the China IPR SME Helpdesk explains the importance of protecting trade marks and trade secrets for EU SMEs in the services industry.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cambodia strengthens IP protection, from the Your IP Insider blog]]> Published : Mon, 22 Jun 2015

This month, Cambodia became the fourth ASEAN country to formally implement the Madrid System for the international registration of trade marks. The new blog post from Your IP Insider explains what will change with the introduction of the new system.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Become a digital transformation insider at the conference, 'Fostering SMEs' growth through digital transformation' ]]>

Published : Thu, 18 Jun 2015

This conference on 2 July in Brussels will be present digital transformation solutions and financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. It will also present the results of an awareness campaign and the steps ahead of the EU initiative on the Smart use of ICT and the integration of SMEs in [...]

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus Sentinel-2A being readied for launch]]>

Published : Thu, 18 Jun 2015

Sentinel-2A, the second satellite for Europe’s environmental monitoring programme Copernicus, is currently being readied for launch. This follows the launch of Sentinel-1A in April 2014.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Infographic: Top 10 IP considerations when entering a new market]]>

Published : Wed, 17 Jun 2015

A new infographic from the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk outlines the top 10 intellectual property (IP) tips that businesses should take into consideration when entering a new market.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[High-level Group of Personalities on defence research issues statement]]>

Published : Tue, 16 Jun 2015

The European Commission has recently set up a high level group of politicians, academics, think tankers and CEOs from research technology organisations and defence industry to advise on how the EU can support defence research programmes relevant to the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission launches consultation to examine ways to remove contract law obstacles related to e-commerce]]> Published : Tue, 16 Jun 2015

The European Commission has launched a public consultation that aims to collect views on possible ways forward to remove contract law obstacles related to online purchases of digital content and tangible goods.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New IP Tools for EU SMEs doing business in China]]> Published : Tue, 16 Jun 2015

The latest blog post from YourIPInsider analyses three new online tools developed by intellectual property (IP) professionals to address IP protection challenges.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning module: The food and beverage industry]]> Published : Tue, 16 Jun 2015

The latest E-learning module from the China IPR SME Helpdesk gives an introduction to IPR concerns for the food and beverage industry and explains how to use IPR to protect your food or beverage brand.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The European Commission launches an EU - Latin America survey on intellectual property, internationalisation and SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 15 Jun 2015

The survey will analyse the needs and expectations of SMEs from the EU and Latin America who are active in Latin American markets, taking into account the comparative effects of legislation and their effective implementation.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A new structure for Growth]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Jun 2015

The Commission has decided on a major restructuring of the new DG dealing with Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs which was created at the beginning of 2015. The new DG was created to make sure that the internal market operates at maximum efficiency and to give a boost to [...]

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Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Decision establishing a new High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Jun 2015

The Commission today set up a new High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain, following the success of a previous forum held from 2010 to 2014. The Commission will soon be inviting experts in the area to express their interest in contributing to the work of this [...]

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Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First meeting of the High Level Expert Group on energy-intensive industries]]>

Published : Wed, 27 May 2015

The first meeting of the High Level Group (HLG) on energy-intensive industries will take place today. Discussions will focus on the reform of the Energy Trading System (ETS). Other topics, such as Energy Union, innovation or trade will follow.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Survey to assess the implementation of the Directive on combating late payment in commercial transactions]]> Published : Thu, 21 May 2015

The European Commission has launched a study to evaluate the impact of the Directive on combating late payment in commercial transactions. A survey of businesses will also be carried out to appraise the first results of the implementation of the Directive. Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the survey.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT