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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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Friday, 27 May 2016

Research Headlines - Amputees to benefit from advanced prosthetics control (via Research & Innovation)

A breakthrough in prosthetics technology by EU-funded researchers will provide amputees with clinically and commercially viable artificial limbs offering intuitive, proportional and simultaneous control of hand, wrist and elbow movements in the near future.

Source: What's New in Innovation

 

Publication

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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Country profiles

Click on any country in the map below to view its research and innovation performance.

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

Innovation Union progress at country level 2014
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Social corner - tweets from Innovation Union and Horizon 2020

 

Events

1 June 2016

IGLO SPRING RECEPTION 2016 Can Europe deliver on innovation? Practitioner and policy perspectives, Brussels

The Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices (IGLO) is holding its annual SPRING RECEPTION 2016 on 1 June 2016 in the Palais des Académies in Brussels. This year´s edition is entitled 'Can Europe deliver on innovation? Practitioner and policy perspectives'. European Research and Innovation policy is at a crucial point with the upcoming interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 and an ambitious plan to possibly consolidate the innovation instruments within a European Innovation Council (EIC).

 

The aim of the IGLO Spring Reception is to showcase the view from the practitioner perspective and bring to the fore concrete ideas and feedback that can be used by the European Commission in further improving programmes, instruments and activities to let innovation flourish in Europe. A keynote speech will be given by Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG RTD.