Open Innovation Newsletter — Issue Thu 31 Oct 2013

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Editorial
The Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) will be present during the ICT2013 Conference in Vilnius with the aim to introduce the innovation evolution in the Open Innovation 2.0 Paradigm and the OI24U Community!
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Publications
A Manifesto for Innovation and Change
Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes has created The Startup Europe Leaders Club — an independent group of founders in the field of tech entrepreneurship who provide guidance on strengthening the business environment for web entrepreneurs in Europe.
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How 142 Nations Capitalize on Science
European countries dominate the top of the list. The BRIC nations—Brazil, the Russian Federation, India and China—all slipped in this year's rankings. R&D spending is growing more quickly in emerging markets than in rich countries.
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Plan I(nnovation) for Europe: Delivering Innovation-Led, Digitally Powered Growth

On the eve of the October European Council devoted to innovation and the digital agenda, the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank, and Nesta, Europe’s leading innovation foundation, teamed up to launch Plan I(nnovation) for Europe: Delivering Innovation-Led, Digitally-Powered Growth. 

 

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The collaborative economy value chain
In a setting characterized by a rapidly evolving 21st century economy wherein local government operates as a public corporation, it may not be a stretch to pick up learning lessons from forward-looking for-profit corporations.
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World Economic Forum's Human Capital Index 2013: Europe Dominates As The U.S. Lags Behind
The index analyzes 122 countries on four metrics: "health and wellness," "education," "workforce and employment," and "enabling environment," which uses factors such as infrastructure, legal framework, and social mobility to determine how well a country fosters the other three categories.
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Events
13 November 2013 - Brussels, European Parliament
Innovation Roundtable 2013
In less than two weeks, the European Young Innovators Forum EYIF and Global Entrepreneurship week partner will hold the second Innovation Roundtable on November 13 at the European Parliament.
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12 November 2013
From Lab to Market - A conference on Horizon 2020
On the eve of the new R&I programme's launch, Science|Business organises a conference gathering key members of the European Parliament to review strengths and weaknesses of the final Horizon 2020 package and discuss what needs to be done next.
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6 - 8 November 2013
ICT 2013
Online registrations are now closed, but those who are coming to Vinius and wish to attend will be able to register directly at the entrance of the venue.
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6 - 8 November 2013
OISPG is launching the OI24U Community
The Open Innovation Group stands behind the understanding that every idea has a potential. OISPG invites people to share their own inventivity and be spontaneously creative. 
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28 November 2013
Open Innovation 2.0. Fostering the Innovation Union through open Regional Innovation Ecosystems
The OISPG founder Bror Salmelin, DG CONNECT, European Commission, will be speaking about Open Innovation discussing it from a Policy perspective. The OISPG member Markku Markkula, Committee of the Regions, will present his point of view on the topic of Open Innovation 2.0 taking it from a Regional perspective.
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3 October 2013
PAST EVENTS REPORT: The 5th European Innovation Summit
The event, hosted by Knowledge4Innovation, a non-profit forum of the European Parliament, has called on Europe’s leaders to ‘wake up’ and take action to make Europe a leading innovation economy. On the final day of the summit, which was held in Brussels earlier this month, a declaration was issued to EU policy makers and Member State Governments listing a number of key actions they should take to overcome barriers to innovation, including the implementation of new policies and instruments from 2014-2020.
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10 - 11 March 2014
Innovation Convention 2014
It will take place under the patronage of the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso, and will feature inspirational speakers from a range of backgrounds.
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Bror Salmelin: The 'screen-based' innovation driven by quadruple helix
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Press Releases
European regions encouraged to offer SMEs vouchers of up to €10,000 to go digital
The value of the voucher may vary according to the needs of the SME and the regional priorities, and the schemes should be made easy for SMEs and providers, supported by light administrative procedures.
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OISPG members activities

Re-connecting Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation management focuses too much on processes and tools, whereas creativity and entrepreneurship are pre-occupied with individual personality traits. However, many of the most successful innovations are co-created, and it is this interaction of talent that is at the core of radical innovation, what we call Conjoint Innovation


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