Metaverse empowered by haptic technology

Enhancing the virtual experience with the touch sensation has become a hot topic, but today’s haptic devices remain typically bulky and tangled with wires. A team led by the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) researchers recently developed an advanced wireless haptic interface system, called WeTac, worn on the hand, which has soft, ultrathin soft features, and Read more about Metaverse empowered by haptic technology[…]

New options for entrepreneurs, innovators and the European technology market

Jointly organised by the Belgian government, the EPO and the European Commission the conference on the Unitary Patent system taking place on Thursday 17 November provides first-hand information on the new patent system which is expected to enter into operation on 1 April 2023 . The programme includes high-level speakers from all three institutions as well Read more about New options for entrepreneurs, innovators and the European technology market[…]

Employees know how they innovate best

Do you feel that you are not good at innovating in the workplace? According to Maria Pajuoja’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Vaasa, Finland, the reason for the feeling might be that the prevailing perception of what individuals do when they innovate is too one-sided.  It’s common to talk about innovation as synonymous with Read more about Employees know how they innovate best[…]

Managers are caught in a potential bind – they face the hype and excitement of new technology

Managers face a confusing storm of new technology hype but the key to navigating through the endless promises made for technologies such as drones, blockchain or artificial intelligence is to focus on real uses for the innovations, new research from the UK’s University of Bath and Swiss university ETH Zurich shows. A five-year study of industrial drone technology adoption showed Read more about Managers are caught in a potential bind – they face the hype and excitement of new technology[…]

New European Bauhaus: applications open for the 2022 Prizes

Today, we are opening applications for the 2022 New European Bauhaus prizes. Following the success of the first prizes that received more than 2,000 applications last year, the 2022 edition will celebrate new inspiring examples of the transformations the initiative wants to bring about in our daily lives, living spaces and experiences. As in the Read more about New European Bauhaus: applications open for the 2022 Prizes[…]

Relationship between innovation and the figure of the financial analyst

A recent study conducted by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), explores the role of financial analysts on firms’ innovation strategy and outcome. This study concludes that financial analysts can help companies to invest more efficiently in innovation and therefore produce a higher Read more about Relationship between innovation and the figure of the financial analyst[…]

What is the link between innovation and financial performance

A large-scale study of the link between innovation and financial performance in Australian companies has found more innovative companies post higher future profits and stock returns. The findings highlight the significant financial benefits of innovation for companies, which in turn supports job creation and economic growth. The study, conducted by Dr Anna Bedford, Dr Le Read more about What is the link between innovation and financial performance[…]

Partnerships could assist successful technology transfer and possibly, breakthroughs in innovation

“The 21th century has been hailed the nano-century, and major technological breakthroughs are expected from the control of the matter at the nanoscale. However, despite its promises, nanotechnology still seems to be stuck in the status of an emerging science,” contend Assistant Professor Raphael Zingg of Waseda University and Dr. Marius Fischer of the Max Planck Institute Read more about Partnerships could assist successful technology transfer and possibly, breakthroughs in innovation[…]

European Innovation Procurement Awards

The European Innovation Council (EIC) launched today the first edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards. The prize rewards public and private buyers in their effort to promote procurement of innovation and thus help SMEs and start-ups across Europe to bring their innovative products and services to the markets. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Read more about European Innovation Procurement Awards[…]

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[…]