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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
In this issue - November 2016

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This high-level event in the Innovation field will be organized for the first time in Eastern Europe (Romania) by the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), supported by the European Commission's DG CONNECT and other partners.
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EU budget and funding for regions and cities: live debates
As part of the Committee of the Regions 2016 massive open online course (MOOC) there is a live debate every Friday on topics related to the course curriculum.
1 - 2 February 2017 - Rome, Italy
Save the date: Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation
The Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) initiative intends to create awareness of the role that each and every one of us can play to ease sustainability problems. The workshop will be part of Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017.
A new initiative for startups to start and scale up in Europe
This initiative aims at improving the conditions for startups to scaleup, create more jobs and enhance Europe's competitiveness.
Image of Commissioner Oettinger with a quote on the startup and scaleup initiative
29 November 2016 - Palais d'Egmont, Place du Petit-Sablon 8, 1000, Brussels
Think Digital
This event, an initiative of European Business Summit, will focus on the digital future of Europe with sessions on digital innovation industry, on Cyber space and security for business and customers and on the digital evolution for jobs.
Open innovation, open science, open to the world - a vision for Europe
The publication brings together some of the key conceptual insights behind Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World and highlights actions that are already taking place or are being prepared.
Consultation on Next Generation Internet
The European Commission is preparing the Next Generation Internet Initiative. An open consultation has just been launched to give everyone the chance to share their views and ideas about the Internet of 2030.
See also : Next Generation Internet
Contact : NGI team at the European Commission
Malta EU Presidency: Digital Single Market is a high priority
The benefits of the Single Market through the development of the Digital Market will not just boost Europe’s home-gown technology business to compete with giant firms but it will also bring benefits and a higher degree of efficiency to the European citizens
Implementing Open Innovation 2.0 cannot be through top-down triple helix approach
Bror Salmelin, Adviser for Innovation systems at European Commission's DG CONNECT was invited keynote speaker at the opening conference for the ACCOMPLISSH project in Rome, Italy. The project focuses on co-creation and innovation from both Social Sciences and Humanities perspective.
Contact : Adviser for Innovation Systems
Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2016 coverage
The time for smart circular water management in green cities is NOW!
The role of innovation in the coming years should focus on connecting systems and creating social, natural en economical return on investments in our future cities. Open innovation, connecting different parties at different levels within the organisations and owners involved, has proven to be very effective in Amsterdam.
Contact : Engineer Urban Green Space with Urban Roofscapes in Amsterdam (
Bulgaria's capital aiming at becoming greener and more innovative
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. 40% of Bulgarian GDP is generated in the capital. In the last couple of years the city has become a regional hub for start-up companies as a result of the operations of three early stage investment funds. In 2015 Forbes listed Sofia among the 10 top cities to launch a start-up.
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