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An expedient policy process relying on precaution and hazard-based regulations has allowed contrapreneurs to cement their anti-innovation strategy at the heart of Brussels

Any decent Communication Strategy will integrate offline, online, internal and external communications. But what about your organisation’s Innovation Strategy? I’ve been developing integrated offline and online communications strategies since my first database-driven website in 1995 opened my eyes to the possibilities content databases – which, in essence, help you keep track of your stories – offered… » read more

The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

“I want to become an entrepreneur” – this is my personal conclusion after the first six months of our MY-WAY project (http://www.mywaystartup.eu/). Meeting great experts, change-makers, innovators and people who are passionate to support young wannabe entrepreneurs has radically changed my way of thinking. Before MY-WAY, I thought that I am too old to become… » read more

“I want to become an entrepreneur” – this is my personal conclusion after the first six months of our MY-WAY project (http://www.mywaystartup.eu/). Meeting great experts, change-makers, innovators and people who are passionate to support young wannabe entrepreneurs has radically changed my way of thinking. Before MY-WAY, I thought that I am too old to become… » read more

The Mayors’ Geothermal Club (MGC) aims to facilitate synergies and cooperation between the key stakeholders of the European geothermal market with special attention to municipalities with deep geothermal potentials. The MGC will be officially launched on 8 October 2015 within the framework of an inaugural conference in Budapest, Hungary. Representatives of frontrunner European municipalities in… » read more

The Mayors’ Geothermal Club (MGC) aims to facilitate synergies and cooperation between the key stakeholders of the European geothermal market with special attention to municipalities with deep geothermal potentials. The MGC will be officially launched on 8 October 2015 within the framework of an inaugural conference in Budapest, Hungary. Representatives of frontrunner European municipalities in… » read more

By Dr. Eli Opper, EUREKA High-Level Group Chairman As part of the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action and in parallel to the EUREKA meetings held last week in Eilat, Israel, EUREKA hosted a panel at the 4th Annual Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference this past Wednesday. Israel’s southern-most city of Eilat was the backdrop for the event, where… » read more

A subject often overlooked in the classroom, chemistry will be back on the map through a series of events directly coordinated by Cefic – the European Chemical Industry Council – its member federations from throughout Europe and its member companies. Cefic activities include Xperimania, an educational programme organised with the body representing ministries of education… » read more

From listening to speeches by Israel’s Chief Scientist Dr. Eli Opper and the Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor Binyamin Ben Eliezer, to test-driving electric cars produced by Israeli company Better Place, EUREKA delegates had an action-packed week this past October during the first NPC-HLG Meeting in Israel. The busy agenda certainly suited the never-stop… » read more

I had a rather unique experience a few days ago. I was invited to attend and speak at the Informal Competitiveness Council convened by Belgian Economy Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne. For those of you who don’t know Minister Van Quickenborne, he is not your usual politician. Technology-savvy, innovative and risk-taking, he truly stands out from… » read more

The “Fire of Genius”

“Patents provide the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.”  Abraham Lincoln.  The “fire of genius” does not underscore the importance of having an exceedingly high IQ score; but instead the importance of creativity, innovation, and ingenuity.  Creativity is the production of something original and useful while innovation is the link between R&D and… » read more

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