Study highlights economic benefits of owning intellectual property rights – especially for small businesses

A new study released by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that companies which own at least one patent, registered design or trade mark generate on average 20 % higher revenues per employee than companies which do not own any of those intellectual property rights (IPRs). Moreover, Read more about Study highlights economic benefits of owning intellectual property rights – especially for small businesses[…]

Gaps in the exchange of tax data in the EU may encourage tax avoidance and evasion

There is still insufficient sharing of tax information between EU Member States to ensure fair and effective taxation throughout the Single Market, according to a new special report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The problems are not only with the EU’s legislative framework, but also with its implementation and monitoring. In Read more about Gaps in the exchange of tax data in the EU may encourage tax avoidance and evasion[…]

Objectives of the new European Research Area

Today, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation. Based on excellence, competitive, open and talent-driven, the new European Research Area will improve Europe’s research and innovation landscape, accelerate the EU’s transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership,  support its recovery from the societal and economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, and Read more about Objectives of the new European Research Area[…]

A foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives

Today, the Commission presents an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials, the 2020 List of Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives. The Action Plan looks at the current and future challenges and proposes actions to reduce Europe’s dependency on third countries, diversifying supply from Read more about A foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives[…]

Research defines three new pathways for organisations to manage digital transformation

New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City’s Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive advantage in the industry. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing many organisations to operate remotely, adoption of the latest secure technologies has taken on greater importance Read more about Research defines three new pathways for organisations to manage digital transformation[…]

EXPODRONICA 2020 – Madrid, SPAIN

This year Expodronica goes one step forward to be the reference event in Europe and will hold different action during the exhibition event such as a World Drone Forum, a brokerage event to link companies and SMEs with investors and many more… More than 30.000 visitors One of the great values of Expodronica is its Read more about EXPODRONICA 2020 – Madrid, SPAIN[…]

Commission helps Europe’s regions become more innovative

Commission is renewing the initiative ‘Stairway to Excellence’, to continue to provide tailored support and expertise to regions lagging behind in terms of innovation. The initiative will help regions develop, update and refine their smart specialisation strategies – that is, their regional innovation strategies based on niche areas of competitive strengths – ahead of the start of Read more about Commission helps Europe’s regions become more innovative[…]

EU budget 2021-2027 the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation

A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Read more about EU budget 2021-2027 the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation[…]

Pharmaceuticals: Commission refines intellectual property rules

The Commission is proposing a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe’s pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU. The EU has a strong intellectual property rights framework in place which protects Europe’s know-how and sustains the pharmaceutical industry’s world-class innovation capacity. To improve Read more about Pharmaceuticals: Commission refines intellectual property rules[…]

European Inventor Award 2018 finalists announced

They have found innovative ways to tackle health issues, reduce pollution, boost alternative energies and equip us with technology for the digital age. The 15 finalists for the European Inventor Award 2018, announced by the European Patent Office (EPO), have all made significant contributions to advancing technology, generating economic value and creating employment in Europe Read more about European Inventor Award 2018 finalists announced[…]

50 winners of an innovation grant competition

The awarded projects cover a variety of topics: a promising advance in the development of a universal flu vaccine, an atlas of the human sub-cortex for deep brain stimulation of people suffering Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases, a new environment-friendly process to produce menthol, and deep learning algorithms for the automatic detection of fake news. Read more about 50 winners of an innovation grant competition[…]

Bringing Sensors to Stroke Rehabilitation

A groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Developed in the lab of Northwestern University engineering professor John A. Rogers, in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the sensor is the latest in Rogers’ growing portfolio of stretchable electronics that are precise enough Read more about Bringing Sensors to Stroke Rehabilitation[…]