<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:19:26 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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
<![CDATA[EGNOS Service Definition Document v2.1 released !]]>

Published : Tue, 23 Dec 2014

The European GNSS Agency on behalf of the European Commission has released today new version for the three EGNOS Service Definition Documents (SDD) already available for the EGNOS users.

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EIT selects New Strategic Partnership: Milestone for Europe in the area of Raw Materials]]> Published : Wed, 17 Dec 2014

On 9 December 2014, the EIT announced the the pan-European consortium RawMatTERS as the winner of the 2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) in the area of Raw Materials. RawMatTERS plans to address serious raw materials supply challenges that the EU is facing. The [...]

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Published study: Assessment on the availability of technology allowing vehicles of categories T2, T4.1 and C2 to fulfil Stage IV emission limits ]]> Published : Wed, 17 Dec 2014

The aim of this study is to assess the technical readiness of narrow track and high clearance tractors (T2, C2 and T4.1) to meet the European Commission’s pollutant emission Stage IV for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) engines.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on "Statistical data on Women entrepreneurs in Europe"]]> Published : Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Women represent more than 50% of the European population, but far fewer are taking the plunge to start up their own company.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk E-Learning Module: Intellectual Property Rights in Southeast Asia]]> Published : Mon, 15 Dec 2014

This new e-learning module (ELM) from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk provides users with an interactive and concise overview of IPR in Southeast Asia. Each ASEAN member state is covered, with explanations of the different legal frameworks. For example, the ELM shows the user which ASEAN member states it is [...]

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creative industries trigger innovation spill-overs in other industries]]>

Published : Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Europe's high-end industries (luxury goods) showed continuous growth between 2010 and 2013.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Results of the Public Consultation on the EU Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy:]]> Published : Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Good business is good for business according to feedback from the CSR public consultation.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Second EU-Japan Industrial Dialogue on Railways takes place in Tokyo]]>

Published : Thu, 04 Dec 2014

The European Commission and the Japanese Ministry for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, is holding the second meeting of the EU-Japan Industrial Dialogue on Railways in Tokyo.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Excellence in Public Administration for Competitiveness in EU Member States]]> Published : Thu, 04 Dec 2014

The report defines a framework to assess the quality of public administration in EU countries. This includes:

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on ''Bankruptcy and second chance for honest bankrupt Entrepreneurs'']]> Published : Wed, 03 Dec 2014

The fear of failure is one of the most important factors affecting the creation of new enterprises.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[“Europe is working for you" campaign launch]]>

Published : Tue, 02 Dec 2014

Commissioner Bieńkowska participated in the launch of the EU communication campaign “Europe is working for you". The campaign, initiated on 1 December in Poland, Germany, Finland, Portugal and Spain gives concrete evidence of the benefits of the EU. [...]

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Agreement with European Environment Agency on land monitoring service]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Dec 2014

About EUR 87 million for the period 2014-2020 will be entrusted with the EEA to support the implementation of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creative Industries - 10-step growth agenda]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Today the European Creative Industries Alliance launched an action plan to maximise the contributions of European creative industries to our economy.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Published: Study on the operation of the system of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information (RMI)]]> Published : Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The aim of this study is to assess the operation of the system of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information (RMI) in the European Union, as well as its effects on competition, the internal market, environment and safety.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT