<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:54:45 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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
<![CDATA[Discussion on the Future of the European Universal Postal Service]]>

Published : Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Bucharest hosted on 19 November 2014 the first stakeholder workshop of the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP), where more than 150 representatives of over 30 European regulators and important stakeholders in the postal services field discussed the perspectives and sustainability of the universal postal service (US) at EU [...]

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission gathers proposals for single market and digitalising business ]]>

Published : Tue, 25 Nov 2014

On 26 November the Commission will hear from its "Enterprise and SME Policies" Group on their ideas on how to consolidate the single market and digitalise business and industry.

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Mon, 24 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[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