European Solar Academy

The Commission has launched the European Solar Academy, the first in a series of EU Academies to be set up under the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) to have in place the necessary skills along the net-zero technologies value chains. The role of NZIA academies is to develop learning content and programmes together with the industry, to Read more about European Solar Academy[…]

Commission establishes AI Office

The Commission has unveiled the AI Office, established within the Commission. The AI Office aims at enabling the future development, deployment and use of AI in a way that fosters societal and economic benefits and innovation, while mitigating risks. The Office will play a key role in the implementation of the AI Act, especially in relation Read more about Commission establishes AI Office[…]

European Critical Raw Materials Act

Europe now has a regulatory framework to strengthen domestic capacities and consolidate the sustainability and circularity of critical raw material supply chains in the EU, while continuing to pursue its diversification agenda. With this Act, the EU will strengthen domestic supply and reduce reliance on single suppliers. As highlighted in the aftermath of Covid-19 and Read more about European Critical Raw Materials Act[…]

Investment: The Fuel for AI Growth

Investment in artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming the cornerstone of technological advancement and economic growth. As AI technologies evolve, they are expected to significantly contribute to the global economy, with a forecasted growth of the AI market to reach approximately $200 billion globally by 20251. This surge in AI investment is indicative of the Read more about Investment: The Fuel for AI Growth[…]

First-stage consultation on the right to disconnect

The European Commission launched the first-stage consultation of European social partners to gather their views on the possible direction of EU action on ensuring fair telework and the right to disconnect. Telework has become widespread, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU Labor Force Survey shows that the overall proportion of people working from home in the EU has Read more about First-stage consultation on the right to disconnect[…]

Innovation and Exporting: A Blueprint for Business Growth

Innovation emerges as a crucial catalyst for companies eyeing international expansion, as revealed through extensive business analysis conducted by Haptic R&D Consulting during its participation in numerous international events. The research underscores that enterprises prioritizing innovation tend to exhibit a greater propensity for venturing into global markets, irrespective of their urban or rural setting. Notably, Read more about Innovation and Exporting: A Blueprint for Business Growth[…]

From Risk to Resilience: Strategic Approaches to Startup Scaling

In our recent consultancy engagements at Haptic R&D Consulting, we’ve encountered a recurring theme: startups grappling with the decision of whether to pursue early scaling strategies. Through our advisory services, we’ve observed that while the allure of rapid growth is undeniable, it often conceals significant risks, particularly for platform-based ventures. Premature scaling can inadvertently stifle Read more about From Risk to Resilience: Strategic Approaches to Startup Scaling[…]

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive adopted

The Commission welcomes today’s final adoption of the strengthened Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, another milestone of the European Green Deal. This legislation sets the framework for Member States to reduce emissions and energy use in buildings across the EU, from homes and workplaces to schools, hospitals and other public buildings. This will help improve people’s health and quality of Read more about Energy Performance of Buildings Directive adopted[…]

Advancing Together EU and Japan Launch Dialogue on Cutting-Edge Materials

The EU and Japan will work together on developing new materials used in critical sectors of the economy. Cementing close collaboration in research and innovation, Iliana Ivanova, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Hiroki Matsuo, Vice-Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Cabinet Office, announced the launch of the EU-Japan Enhanced Dialogue on Read more about Advancing Together EU and Japan Launch Dialogue on Cutting-Edge Materials[…]

Five-Year Forecast: Your Career Aspirations

The question “Where do you see yourself in five years?” is a common one in job interviews, particularly in assessing a candidate’s long-term career goals and aspirations. Here’s a deeper exploration of why employers ask this question and how candidates can respond effectively: Why Employers Ask: Assessing Ambition and Drive: Employers want to gauge a Read more about Five-Year Forecast: Your Career Aspirations[…]

Maximizing Innovation: The Crucial Role of Metrics and KPIs in Auditing

Innovation stands as a cornerstone for organizational growth and resilience in today’s dynamic business landscape. However, while fostering innovation is essential, effectively measuring its impact and success is equally imperative. This is where innovation metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) play a pivotal role. In this article, we delve into the significance of innovation metrics Read more about Maximizing Innovation: The Crucial Role of Metrics and KPIs in Auditing[…]