The European Commission and the OECD have joined forces to support higher education institutions with the creation of the self-assessment tool HEInnovate. HEInnovate facilitates the assessment of an HEI in a systematic way, opening up discussion and debate on the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of higher education institutions.
Horizon 2020 is the new and, to date, the largest EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with nearly €80 billion of funding available over the next 7 years (2014-2020). Being the financial instrument to implement the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative, Horizon 2020 aims to ensure Europe’s global competitiveness and to create smart and sustainable growth in the European Union.
Are you considering relocating part or all of your operations to new territories?
There are a number of cost and commercial reasons why a group may consider relocating, but it is also important to understand the consequences.
The key to successful business relocation is early planning, clear commercial objectives and careful execution. This guide provides pragmatic advice for executives, including outlining the drivers of relocation, the types of activity commonly relocated and the commercial, cost and tax factors of popular relocation destinations.
The European Commission has released a guidebook for policy makers, stakeholders and managing authorities, especially at regional level, who want to help small and medium-sized enterprises seize international market opportunities, both in the EU and further afield, supported by EU Structural Funds.
Released in October, the “Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020)” gathers information on the various sources of EU funding of interest to the European tourism industry and its different actors, from both the private and public sector.
by Sramana Mitra | October 29, 2013 | Source: Harvard Business Review
IP Marketplace is an online display window where you can look for trading partners and other kinds of partnership. IP Marketplace is free of charge for both buyers and sellers.
At IP Marketplace you can put your patents, patent applications, utility models, design and trademarks –so called IP rights –up for sale or out-licensing. You can also use IP Marketplace when searching for IP rights to buy or in-license, or when you are looking for partners for innovation projects that builds on patentable knowledge.
IP Marketplace has existed since 2007.
As a newcomer to the Japanese or Korean market, how can a company raise the visibility of its brand in these two countries, identify distributors and importers or discover current and future trends? Since its start in 1994, the EU Gateway Programme has been helping European companies to do just that. Funded by the European Union, EU Gateway organises five-day business missions to Japan and Korea in high technology and design sectors.
This Guide outlines the provisions relevant to the filing of European patent applications, offering practical advice to smooth the way to a European patent. It cannot, however, go into the details or specific issues of the European patent grant procedure, and it does not constitute an official commentary on the European Patent Convention (EPC).