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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
Newsletter No. 44 - February 2014
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Welcome
2014 is definitely a busy year for innovation! The year has started with some some strong messages dedicated mainly to the young EU innovators and their ideas. In the February edition of the OISPG Newsletter we draw your attention to some publications and upcoming events related to Open Innovation! We hope you will enjoy reading!
Editorial
Open Innovation in Smart Cities
by Dr Gohar Sargsyan, Partner, Senior Consultant CGI Group Inc., Member OISPG
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Publications
Bror Salmelin: Think out of the box!
The European Commission is now looking to update the Digital Agenda for Europe with innovative insights into what the new sources of ICT-enabled growth and jobs are in Europe and how public policy can utilise these to maximum effect.
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Launch of EIF Report 'The Digital World in 2030: What Place for Europe?'
This report is the sequel to EIF’s report of five years ago, ‘The Digital World in 2025 - Indicators for European Action’ (2009).
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Europe's champion innovators
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Horizon 2020: Bigger, Simpler, Bolder
2014 edition of the Brussels insiders’ guide to Europe's innovation programme
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EU Regional Development Fund to invest €100B in innovation
A major reform of EU regional policy will put innovation at the heart of smart specialisation strategies that aim to end the research divide and halt the brain drain
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Events
6 - 9 March 2014
International Congress on “Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth”
The event is one of the 4 annual international meetings of a network of 20 000 entrepreneurial students – JADE, European Confederation of Junior Enterprises
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16 - 17 October 2014
Bror Salmelin to speak at the Maritime Innovation & Technology Conference 2014
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27 February - 25 September 2014
StartUp Europe Roadshow
10 European cities will host StartUp Europe Roadshow workshops! Find the closest one & sign up!
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14 March 2014
The Best Future Ideas Innovation Thesis
For this third edition of the Future Ideas Innovation Thesis Competition the submission period was from September 2013 until January 2014.
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11 - 12 June 2014
Open Innovation 2.0 conference in June!
This year’s Open Innovation 2.0 Conference will take place on June 12 at the Dublin Convention Centre.
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17 - 18 November 2014
Global Forum 2014 in Geneva
We are pleased to announce that the Global Forum 2014 is taking place on November Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th This 23rd edition is organized with the support of the State Chancelery of Geneva.
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10 - 11 March 2014
IVI Spring Summit - Driving Business Improvement
The event will focus on the key capabilities that IT leaders need to deliver real business value to the enterprise. The summit agenda comprises varied keynote presentations from industry leaders, business improvement case histories from leading organizations, interactive sessions, panel discussions and workshops.
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Press Releases
InnoTourUSA 2014: The story
From February 9 to 19, eight young innovators from eight European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, and Romania) participated in the InnotourUSA, a ground-breaking tour of innovation centres across the United States.
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Commission launches pilot to open up publicly funded research data
Valuable information produced by researchers in many EU-funded projects will be shared freely as a result of a Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020. Researchers in projects participating in the pilot are asked to make the underlying data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications and other scientific information available for use by other researchers, innovative industries and citizens.
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€15 million up for grabs to support ICT entrepreneurship and web startups in first round of Horizon 2020 funding
The EU has just launched the first round of applications for its new 7 year research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Over €15m is available to transform entrepreneurial culture, give students the confidence, knowhow and support to set up their own businesses and to help promising web startups launch in Europe and go global.
OISPG members activities
XXV ISPIM Innovation Conference
The Conference will focus on – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society
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How Small Companies & Start-ups Can Benefit from OI Strategies
by Prof dr Wim Vanhaverbeke,University of Hasselt
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