Mining and Metals Companies to Increase Spending on Digital Technologies to Boost Innovation

Four of five mining and metals companies expect to increase their spending on digital technologies over the next three years, with more than one-quarter (28 percent) planning significant investments and almost half (46 percent) citing digital as the biggest contributor to innovation, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).   Based on a survey Read more about Mining and Metals Companies to Increase Spending on Digital Technologies to Boost Innovation[…]

Engaging SMEs in space research and development

Specific Challenge: To engage small and medium enterprises in space research and development, especially those not traditionally involved in it and reduce as much as possible the entry barriers to SMEs for Horizon 2020 funding. The actions under this topic could cover any aspect of the Specific Programme for Space (Horizon 2020 Framework programme and Read more about Engaging SMEs in space research and development[…]

Front End of Innovation London 2017

FEI Europe 13-15 June, 2017 – Crowne Plaza Docklands, London, UK Adapt and Disrupt Complacency Kills Innovation – Past innovation “wins” are no longer enough. Are you relying on past successes or actively disrupting your thinking to create future value for your organisation? Large organisations are under fire to be more agile and opportunistic in Read more about Front End of Innovation London 2017[…]

Why open science is a good thing ?

Carlos Moedas – Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Last week, The Washington Post published an article about Alexandra Elbakyan, a 27 year old student from Kazakhstan and Founder of Sci-Hub, an online database of nearly 50 million pirated academic journal articles. To some, she is “The Robin Hood of Science.” To others, she is Read more about Why open science is a good thing ?[…]

Researchers develop new lens for terahertz radiation

Brown University engineers have devised a way to focus terahertz radiation using an array of stacked metal plates, which may prove useful for terahertz imaging or in next-generation data networks. Terahertz radiation is a relatively unexplored slice of the electromagnetic spectrum, but it holds the promise of countless new imaging applications as well as wireless Read more about Researchers develop new lens for terahertz radiation[…]

Wave of spin-offs at ETH Zurich

25 spin-offs were founded at ETH Zurich last year – more than ever before in a single year. The new record highlights the benefits of supporting young talent early on and illustrates that ETH’s own support programme is paying off. Over 20 spin-offs have been founded at ETH Zurich every year since 2007. This trend Read more about Wave of spin-offs at ETH Zurich[…]

Sony Unveils New “Future Lab Program”

Sony Corporation today announced the launch of a new research and development initiative called the “Future Lab Program.” The Future Lab Program embraces an approach to technological research and development that emphasizes an open creative environment and direct lines of communication with society, through which it aims to co-create new lifestyles and user value in Read more about Sony Unveils New “Future Lab Program”[…]

Nine finalists compete for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016

Nine outstanding women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market are entering the final stage of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016. The shortlist of contestants is announced today by the European Commission. The contestants have all benefitted from EU research and innovation funding at some point of their careers, and Read more about Nine finalists compete for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016[…]

EU project SafeAdapt enters the test phase

The construction of a test vehicle and driving simulator marks the test phase of the EU project SafeAdapt. Both platforms are slated to be operational by the middle of 2016 with the aim of evaluating the project under real conditions. The goal is to develop a new adaptive electric/electronics (E/E) software architecture for future electric vehicles that is capable Read more about EU project SafeAdapt enters the test phase[…]

Building a future science and education system fit to deliver to practice

Specific Challenge: Transition towards more sustainable agriculture, forestry, food and bio-based value chains, equipped to face the challenges ahead, requires a renewal and strengthening of the technical and soft skills of all concerned. Along with ensuring delivery of peer-reviewed output from practice-oriented research, this will contribute to an efficient and interactive agricultural knowledge and innovation Read more about Building a future science and education system fit to deliver to practice[…]

15 Innovators Selected for Accenture’s 2016 FinTech Innovation Lab London

Innovative blockchain applications, cognitive computing and biometric security systems are among the raft of innovations from 15 financial technology (fintech) entrepreneurs selected to participate in Accenture’s 2016 FinTech Innovation Lab London. The London Lab, launched by Accenture in 2012 and now in its fourth year, is a collaboration between Accenture and 16 leading financial institutions. Read more about 15 Innovators Selected for Accenture’s 2016 FinTech Innovation Lab London[…]

Samsung to Showcase Three Creative Lab Projects for the First Time, at CES 2016

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced that it will be demonstrating three Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects for the first time, at CES 2016. C-Lab is one of Samsung’s innovation programs, which helps its employees to nurture their own creative business ideas. The three projects are WELT – a healthcare belt that helps people manage their Read more about Samsung to Showcase Three Creative Lab Projects for the First Time, at CES 2016[…]