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Turning the European Union into an Innovation Union
30 June 2011 (767 reads)

Director General for Research and Innovation, Robert Jan-Smits outlines how Europe can become an innovation union...


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European Competitiveness Report
27 June 2011 (757 reads)

Innovation Union Competitiveness Report 2011

Since the full report ( 42.8 MB) is very large, you may prefer to look at the executive summary, (available in 22 languages), at its major sections or chapter by chapter. The report also provides country-specific analysis on selected indicators, which can be downloaded by clicking on a coloured section of the map below or via the country profiles page. These country profiles are in PDF () format and about 2 MB in size.

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EUROMED INVEST 21/22 September
23 June 2011 (746 reads)

With EUROMED INVEST, the MedAlliance is willing to initiate a new type of platform to serve a large co-operation for the economic development of the Mediterranean.

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Med Programme annual event - Innovation in the Mediterranean, 19th October 2011, Barcelona, Spain
22 June 2011 (799 reads)

The event will present to its participants an occasion to actively contribute to shape the upcoming targeted call on “innovation capacities” as well as the future MED programme.

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Data protection and security: How will new technologies change the policy debate?
21 June 2011 (766 reads)

Protecting privacy and securing computer systems are among the most difficult policy issues on the Internet today. The policy debate so far has focused mainly on today’s risks and threats. Could new technologies, now in the lab, make a difference in this debate? Should politicians be focusing at least as much on the Internet technology that is coming as they do today on the technology already here?

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How Boredom can drive Innovation
21 June 2011 (958 reads)

Instead of being a bored bystander—start looking around. What you see might surprise you.

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FP7 Information Days for the Public Private Partnerships on 'Energy-efficient Buildings, Factories of the Future and Green Cars' - 11-12 July 2011, Brussels, Charlemagne building
15 June 2011 (757 reads)

In order to support the preparation of proposals, the Directorates General for Research & Innovation, Information Society and Media, Energy, and for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission are holding Joint Information Days on Research PPPs on 11+12 July 2011 in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.

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15 June 2011 (764 reads)

The conference debates resulted to conclusions which will represent the civil society’s recommendations to the next G-20 meeting of agriculture ministers taking place on 22-23 June.

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Riga Food 2011, 7-10 September, Latvia
08 June 2011 (752 reads)

Riga Food 2011:

- exhibition / fair
- brokerage event (face-to-face meetings)
- Enterprise Europe Network > Sector group meeting “Agrofood”

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Commission report highlights Europe's innovation emergency and analyses Member States' progress
01 June 2011 (756 reads)

Brussels, 09 June 2011 - The EU's innovation performance needs major improvements in many areas if the Europe 2020 strategy is to deliver smart sustainable growth, concludes the European Commission's 2011 Innovation Union Competitiveness Report.

"This Report underlines that the road to the Innovation Union is long and challenging, with big obstacles along the way. But it confirms that the EU has agreed the right policies to get to the end of that road. Putting the Innovation Union into practice at European and national levels is an economic 'must', as important for sustainable growth as sorting out public finances," said European Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

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Innovat&Match Brokerage Event, 8-9 June, Brussels
01 June 2011 (671 reads)

On June 8 and 9, 2011 SIMPLER will organize Innovat&Match Brokerage Event

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Synergies in Agri-food and Bio-based economy
01 June 2011 (698 reads)

EUREKA will hold a workshop, which will address the European Technology Platforms, and other actors in the field of agri-food who are interested to participate.

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