10 Trends Shaping Innovation in the Digital Age

16 May 2018

Innovation is advancing at an ever-faster speed in today’s digital age, with knowledge-based capital assuming higher importance, and digitally-savvy market players rise.

What are the main trends that are currently reshaping and disrupting innovation? How is the toolbox being redefined? What are the keys to success in a world where data, network effects and flexible talent are the new gold?

Towards an Innovation Principle Endorsed by Better Regulation

Issue 14
30 June 2016

Innovation is an essential element of the internal market. Defined by the objective of a “highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment” (Article 3 (3) TEU), innovation is a precondition of “sustainable and job-creating growth”.1 It leads to higher productivity and competitiveness2 while yielding social and environmental benefits.

Opportunity Now: Europe’s Mission to Innovate

Issue 15
5 July 2016

Europe has always been a world-leading inventor. We retain the core skills and deep science culture that have made this possible. In this century too, Europe can contribute a great share of the world’s new tools: in genomics and biotech, in data and materials, in energy and nutrition, in propulsion and cognition, in health and well-being, both physical and mental.

Will Europe continue its innovation mission? This is not a theoretical or empirical question but one of intent and principle. Do we choose politically to be innovators?

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