<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:49:42 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Eurobarometer: Europeans planning to travel more in 2015]]>

Published : Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Every year, Eurobarometer carries out a survey of the travel intentions of EU citizens. The survey identifies trends in travel – not only where people intend to go and how long they plan to stay, but also how do they find out about transport, accommodation, sites to see and places [...]

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Eurobarometer: Europeans planning to travel more in 2015]]>

Published : Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Every year, Eurobarometer carries out a survey of the travel intentions of EU citizens. The survey identifies trends in travel – not only where people intend to go and how long they plan to stay, but also how do they find out about transport, accommodation, sites [...]

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Report: Boosting finance in energy efficiency investments in buildings, industry and SMEs ]]> Published : Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Energy performance certificates of buildings should be improved and funds for energy efficient investments at EU and national level should be streamlined, according to a new report on boosting finance in energy efficiency investments in buildings, industry and SMEs.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA['Alibaba – Who is responsible for keeping out the counterfeits?' from the Your IP Insider blog]]> Published : Mon, 23 Feb 2015

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back in the news this month, but with less fanfare than its 'biggest-IPO-in-history' success story last September.

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How to work with the China IPR SME Helpdesk - case study video]]> Published : Wed, 18 Feb 2015

This short film from the China IPR SME Helpdesk demonstrates the Helpdesk's enquiry service. The video follows the progress of an EU SME that finds counterfeits of its products being sold on Chinese ecommerce websites and approaches the Helpdesk for advice. There is a step-by-step overview of how the Helpdesk can aid EU [...]

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Start-up procedures: progress made by EU countries in 2014]]> Published : Wed, 18 Feb 2015

The European Commission has published an update on progress made by EU countries in 2014 as regards their commitment to simplify start-up procedures.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The China IPR SME Helpdesk Audio Podcast: Episode 5 – Utility Models in China]]> Published : Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Utility model patents are an increasing popular and thus important IPR type in China, with applications increasing dramatically over the last decade.

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Sun, 08 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The European Commission and 35 blue-chip companies from 7 industry sectors agree EPAA will continue ]]> Published : Fri, 06 Feb 2015

The European Commission and 35 blue-chip companies from 7 industry sectors have agreed to continue collaborating for another 5-year term (2016-2020) in a partnership that aims at promoting alternative approaches to animal testing.

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New action plan for the car sector launched]]> Published : Thu, 05 Feb 2015

The launch of the new CARS 2020 Action Plan for automotive industry was announced on 4 February 2015 by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMES. The new Action Plan will help foster competitiveness of the automotive industry and guide the sector through the ongoing mobility [...]

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving motor vehicle safety - easier approval process for innovative safety systems]]> Published : Tue, 03 Feb 2015

The Commission adopted a law to help manufacturers seeking to use innovative methods to improve vehicle safety.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[At the End of the ESIC Journey: A more Service-Innovation Inclusive Policy Mix]]>

Published : Mon, 02 Feb 2015

            The journey of the European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) started in October 2012 with the ambitious goal of demonstrating the dynamics and impact of service innovation. ESIC was also asked to assess how service innovation impacted on competitiveness, industrial [...]

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Updated European Service Innovation Scoreboard published –the Economic Crisis reflects Regional Performance]]>

Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

The first edition of European Service Innovation Scoreboard (ESIS) covering the EU27 countries and their regions was published in June 2014. The 2014 ESIS already provided a comprehensive overview of the impact of service innovation at national and regional level across the EU and presented three scorecards each serving a different [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Upcoming Event – Save the Date: GROW your REGIOn: Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters ]]> Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

27-28 April 2015 The emphasis on economic transformation and on building interregional value chains calls for a new generation of cluster policy approaches. Clusters can be key delivery instruments for national and regional smart specialisation strategies, internal market, re-industrialisation and SME policy. Using interactive formats, this conference will provide a unique opportunity [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Three Discussion Papers align the Future of Service Innovation Activities]]>

Published : Fri, 30 Jan 2015

Three reports have been prepared to draw more attention to: The results of the European Service Innovation Scoreboard in a wider context  (Discussion Paper 1 on Service Innovation and Economic Performance); Trends in service innovation policies across countries and regions  (Discussion Paper 2 [...]

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Shedding light on service innovation: Part 2]]> Published : Thu, 29 Jan 2015

This is Part 2 of an ESIC article that attempts to explain the concept of service innovation and to illustrate some of its outcomes. Part 1 highlights five Finnish examples of solutions to problems that are faced in everyday life and it can be found here.Service [...]

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Entrepreneurship Education: A road to success]]> Published : Wed, 28 Jan 2015

A compilation of evidence on the impact of entrepreneurship education strategies and measures

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission and EIB Group support microfinance in Spain]]>

Published : Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Under a mandate from the European Commission, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed an agreement on 27 January 2015 with MicroBank – the social bank within La Caixa – to facilitate loans of up to EUR 25 000 each to microenterprises and self-employed entrepreneurs in Spain. At least 40 [...]

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for proposals: COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03 – Cluster Go International ]]> Published : Tue, 20 Jan 2015

The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectoral boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest – notably in support of the development of emerging industries.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The China IPR SME Helpdesk: “Customs” E-Learning Module]]> Published : Mon, 19 Jan 2015

The Chinese General Administration of Customs is an indispensible tool for businesses to protect their IP, by preventing infringing goods from being exported from China.

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Boosting innovation in the raw materials sector: the EIP meets in Brussels]]>

Published : Tue, 13 Jan 2015

More than 400 stakeholders from all over Europe are meeting on 13 and 14 January 2015 at the annual conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP). The first results of the Partnership will be presented at the meeting together with commitments of over 800 stakeholders.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT