Tag Archives: INNOVATION

Launch of the Global Education Innovation Award

DUBLIN, Ireland, 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global Education Network Europe is launching the Global Education Innovation Award on 1 May, 2017 GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global … Read the full press release

Startup Madeira Supports Entrepreneurship and Innovation With New Incubator

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN Member Startup Madeira / BIC Madeira in its 20th anniversary opened a new incubator, on 12th of April at Ribeira Brava, (Madeira, Portugal), with the aim to overcome structural disadvantages in the region and increase capacity … Read the full press release

Indra becomes part of the Board of Directors of ITEA, the European cluster that drives innovation of Software-intensive Systems & Services (SiSS)

The company has recently joined this organization’s top management, which supports R&D projects driven by the industry in the area of systems and services in which software plays a critical role Indra will bring its technological capabilities and experience with … Read the full press release

Over 50 quality, innovation, design, connectivity and sustainability awards for BMW in 2016

MUNICH, 29-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As 2016 comes to a close, BMW is able to look back on a highly successful year with well over 50 national and international awards and distinctions. As in the past, vehicles of the brand were … Read the full press release

Barclays: International confidence in UK’s entrepreneurs is high but a lack of innovation could dampen long-term trade prospects

Fourth fifths of world business leaders think Britain is ‘a good place to start a business’, despite Brexit Three quarters say ‘Made in Britain’ remains great selling point for British products Brits seen as ‘reliable’, ‘smart’ and ‘polite’ but could … Read the full press release

Altran announces appointments within its Technology & Innovation team

PARIS, 01-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Altran, the global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, has announced today a number of key nominations within its “Technology & Innovation team”. Corinne Jouanny is appointed Group Innovation Officer and will manage, coordinate and … Read the full press release

EIT Digital bestows first doctorates addressing Europe’s need for entrepreneurial digital technology leaders

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — EIT Digital has granted its first doctorates to six students who have successfully completed a new PhD programme that trains world-class digital technology leaders with deep technical experience combined with a strong background in innovation, … Read the full press release

Nokia Networks and Aalto University together with Coriant and EXFO showcase the future of software defined networking (SDN) in mobile backhaul

Apply SDN to the entire backhaul, transport and core of an LTE network Approved ETSI NFV Proof of Concept Milestone in design and implementation of future mobile networks Espoo, Finland, 18-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Nokia Networks and Aalto University, Finland, together with … Read the full press release

First summit for EU with new Chinese leadership on 16th EU-China Summit – Beijing, 21 November 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 19-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On 21st November 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 16th EU-China Summit. They … Read the full press release

EU Parliament and Council struck deal on the EU budget for 2014

After negotiating through the night, Parliament and Council struck a deal on the EU budget for 2014, which also provides for remedying payments shortfalls in in the current fiscal year. MEPs ensured that victims of catastrophic flooding and drought in … Read the full press release

Seven faculty members from the leading international business school INSEAD shortlisted for the 2013 Thinkers50 Awards

Prestigious biennial honour recognises world’s best thought leadership in management and innovation Fontainebleau (France), Singapore and Abu Dhabi, 6-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Seven faculty members from INSEAD, the leading international business school, have been shortlisted for the 2013 Thinkers50 Awards. The biennial … Read the full press release

Voith’s innovative Secondary Water Retarder (SWR) won ECW Innovation Label Award 2013 at Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium

Kortrijk, Belgium, 18-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Voith convinced the jury with its innovative Secondary Water Retarder (SWR) at Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, and won the ECW Innovation Label Award 2013. The award-winning product brakes with the cooling agent of the engine and … Read the full press release

IBERDROLA to extend San Pedro hydroelectric power plant

Following commissioning of Santo Estevo II, in operation since February The Company will invest €52 million in the construction of the new plant During the next three years of construction, IBERDROLA will generate up to 190 direct jobs 8-7-2013 — … Read the full press release

Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN: Role of research & innovation in agriculture

European Parliament/Brussels, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — We share a saying in most European languages that necessity is the mother of invention. For agriculture, such a moment of necessity has come in the search for new approaches to farming. Solving the future … Read the full press release

EIB to finance Repsol’s RDI programme with EUR 200 million

Madrid, 17-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting Repsol S.A.’s research, development and innovation (RDI) programme with a EUR 200 million loan. EIB Vice-President Magdalena Álvarez Arza and Repsol’s CEO Antonio Brufau signed the finance contract in Madrid … Read the full press release

Study: 8 out of 10 say EU projects aid innovation in classroom

Brussels, 9-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — More than eight in ten people involved in an EU-funded initiative aimed at encouraging innovative teaching methods and improved learning materials for children say the scheme had a positive and lasting impact on them. The same proportion … Read the full press release

EIB injects EUR 150m into Gedeon Richter’s R&D operations in Hungary, one of the biggest research projects in central Europe

We are supporting research and development into innovative drug treatments in Hungary 7-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — For well over 100 years, Hungarian pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter has been working to improve their clients’ health and quality of life. It has stepped … Read the full press release

The EC sent Statement of Objections to Motorola Mobility on potential misuse of mobile phone standard-essential patents

Brussels, 6-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has informed Motorola Mobility of its preliminary view that the company’s seeking and enforcing of an injunction against Apple in Germany on the basis of its mobile phone standard-essential patents (“SEPs”) amounts to an abuse … Read the full press release

Safran Innovation Awards 2013

Paris, 3-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Safran is building solid foundations for the future, based on its proven ability to innovate and develop products that offer higher and higher performance. As part of this continuous improvement approach, Safran organizes an annual competition allowing … Read the full press release

EUR 100m EIB loan for key investments in Cyprus

2-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank approved today a loan of up to EUR 100 million for key investments in Cyprus. The loan will be used for investments in priority areas identified in the National Strategic Reference Framework, which … Read the full press release

EIB & Millennium bcp agree on EUR 200m to finance SMEs in Portugal

Luxembourg,  1-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Millennium bcp signed an agreement of EUR 200 million to finance small and medium-sized projects promoted essentially by SMEs and Mid-Cap companies. Millennium bcp is also committed to providing its own resources to … Read the full press release

MIT Technology Review recognized ABB’s hybrid high-voltage direct current (HVDC) breaker among top 10 technologies

Zurich, Switzerland, 29-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been recognized by MIT Technology Review for its hybrid high-voltage direct current (HVDC) breaker, placing it among the ten most important technology milestones of the past year. … Read the full press release

Janez Potočnik: Towards Green Growth: Seizing Business Opportunities

Janez Potočnik – European Commissioner for Environment Green Economy Forum (Dublin Chamber of Commerce) Dublin, 25-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, People in Europe are looking for ways to recover from the devastation of the economic and financial crisis. Governments are searching … Read the full press release

Raiffeisen Informatik als österreichischer Leitbetrieb ausgezeichnet

Raiffeisen Informatik (www.raiffeiseninformatik.at) wurde für seine nachhaltige Unternehmensführung zertifiziert  Raiffeisen Informatik punktet mit Nachhaltigkeit, Innovation und gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung 17-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Raiffeisen Informatik (www.raiffeiseninformatik.at) wurde für seine nachhaltige Unternehmensführung zertifiziert. Mit der begehrten Auszeichnung des Wirtschaftsnetzwerks „Leitbetriebe Austria“ reiht sich … Read the full press release

Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN: Horizon 2020 – The new EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation – a focus on mobility and transport

Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN – European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science  Hannover Messe Trade Fair / Hannover Hannover, 12-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to talk to you about Horizon 2020, the European … Read the full press release

Is this the end of work as we know it?

A thought-provoking new white paper, ‘The Future of Work’, suggests it could be 8-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Commissioned by Esselte Corporation to mark its100-year anniversary, the paper looks at the current and future world of work highlighting the key changes both … Read the full press release

Developing more effective instruments and strategies to support social innovation in the EU: the way forward

László ANDOR — European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion  Conference on social innovation and social policy experimentation Brussels, 28-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  Ladies and gentlemen, This conference comes at a critical juncture. The challenges already created by the profound … Read the full press release

Innovation performance of 190 European regions compared

Figure 1: Innovation performance by regions

Brussels, 7-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Innovation is a key driver of economic growth and jobs. The Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012, published today, provides a comparative assessment of how European regions perform with regard to innovation. The report covers 190 regions across the … Read the full press release

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Driving innovation and Growth in Europe

People 2012 Conference – University of Cyprus / Nicosia, 5-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Minister Demosthenous, Professor Christofides, Distinguished guests, It is a real pleasure to be here with you for the opening of today’s conference. I would like to thank the University … Read the full press release