Innovation Union, turning ideas into jobs,
green growth and social progress
With an ageing population and strong competitive pressures from globalisation, Europe' s future economic growth and jobs will increasingly have to come from innovation in products, services and business models. This is why innovation has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs. With over thirty action points, the Innovation Union aims to improve conditions and access to finance for research and innovation in Europe, to ensure that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services that create growth and jobs.The Innovation Union initiative in 10 points at the TEDx ULg
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Friday, 17 May 2013
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1-31 May 2013
European Month of the Brain, Across Europe
Understanding the human brain and its diseases is one of the greatest scientific and philosophical challenges. During the last few decades, brain research has made great progress on all fronts but much more is still to be discovered.
Advances in neuroscience are crucial to keep our ageing societies and our economy healthy. Some 165 million Europeans are likely to experience some form of brain disorder each year – from anxiety to depression to dementia – and treating these disorders now costs some €800 billion in Europe every year.
The European Month of the Brain is packed with activities to make a difference. There are more than 50 events in 19 countries:
- to increase our awareness of the importance of brain research and healthcare matters
- to showcase EU achievements
- to outline foresight research and policy
- to improve the resource allocation for brain research and healthcare within and between EU member states and associated countries
- to lift taboos around mental health
20-21 May 2013
Open Innovation 2.0: Sustainable Economy & Society Conference, Dublin, Ireland
The European Commission, Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group, Intel Labs Europe, Dublin City Council, Trinity College Dublin co-organise the unique working conference, in May 2013, Dublin. Open Innovation 2.0 (OI2) is a new paradigm based on principles of integrated collaboration, shared value, new innovation ecosystems and rapid adoption. It is the new paradigm for individuals and organisations to generate prosperity and harness the opportunities together.
OI2 has a significant impact is Sustainable economy and society. The collision of digital transformations, mass collaboration and sustainability creates a multitude of new opportunities and options where services can be created, improving quality of life while achieving better resource efficiencies and high value creation. The objective of this conference is to bring together thought leaders, senior decision makers, policy leaders, leading executives and social innovators and through OI2 initiate a manifesto, platform and roadmap for Sustainable economy and society development. The event is organised under the patronage of the Irish Presidency of the European Union 2013.
Registration for the event: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/events/cf/open-innovation/register.cfm