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Innovation Union is the European Union strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs.

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Thursday, 01 December 2016

Research Headlines - Achieving sharper optical tools with plasma and metamaterials

[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project has given researchers a clearer insight into how the next generation of optical tools - including medical diagnostic devices and security detectors - could be achieved.

Source: What's New in Innovation



A pocket guide on the Innovation Union

Europe's future is connected to its power to innovate. The Innovation Union, an action-packed initiative for an innovation-friendly Europe, is the solution.

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Innovation Union progress at country level 2014 (PDF icon 5.3 MB)

Innovation Union progress at country level 2014
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2 February 2017

The future for UK science and innovation funding and policy - Brexit, the HE and Research Bill and supporting disruptive innovation, London, United Kingdom

With a National Innovation Plan currently scheduled for release in late 2016 and with huge uncertainty over the long-term impact of the EU referendum result on UK science funding and collaborations this conference will be a timely opportunity to draw together key policymakers and affected stakeholders to discuss the future of science and innovation policy.

Topics for discussion will include those outlined in the consultation for the National Innovation Plan, such as the policy direction needed to maximise the opportunities presented by ‘big data’, potential further reform of IP laws, improving access to finance for disruptive start-ups and ‘challenger businesses’, as well as how the UK can retain and continue to attract R&D-intensive businesses to operate here.