This high-level policy-oriented event, is being organised by the Centre for Economic Policy Research in collaboration with leading academics who have been involved in the European Commission funded collaborative research programme “Science, Innovation, Firms and Markets in a Globalised World” (SCIFI-GLOW). The meeting will present and summarise critical areas of economic policy making around the main themes that have been studied during the course of the 3-year project.
Date and place of the event: 19 April 2012, Brussels, Belgium, Thon Hotel, rue de la Loi 75
The European Science Foundation (ESF) invites nominations for the European Latsis Prize 2012.The Prize, of a value of 100 000 Swiss Francs, is awarded each year by the Latsis Foundation through the ESF to a scientist or research group in recognition of outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of research. The research field for the 2012 Prize is mathematics.
The brochure showcases a selection of success stories from various EU-funded S&T projects real results. The brochure is launched on the occasion of the 'Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Research and Innovation: An agenda for a renewed partnership' in Barcelona on 2 and 3 April 2012.
London, UK – January 5, 2012 – As the project environment grows in complexity, project management will require team, stakeholder and executive collaboration in 2012 like never before. On-the-job application of training, custom-made project approaches, innovative project tools and smarter resource management will be essential for driving the greatest business impact. Not only project management, but also the definition of “project success” has changed to encompass more than the triple constraint. Collaboration is a common theme throughout many of the 2012 Top 10 Trends for project management, which were determined by a global panel of ESI International senior executives and subject matter experts.
Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2012 4-5 June 2012, Krakow, Poland
The conference will focus on smart regional development based on knowledge and innovation. WIRE2012 will address main current issues related to the effective implementation of the Innovation Union at regional level for the next period 2014-2020.
The recent developments on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea have created a new context and momentum for developing a new phase of cooperation and establishing a more strategic partnership in research and innovation. This conference will take place on 2-3 April 2012 in the World Trade Centre in Barcelona and will be opened by the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Mrs. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and other senior policy-makers from EU Member States and Southern Mediterranean countries.
The Innovation Union Scoreboard includes innovation indicators and trend analyses for the EU27 Member States, as well as for Croatia, Iceland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. It also includes comparisons based on a more reduced set of indicators between the EU27 and 10 global competitors.
As a follow up to the First European Gender Summit, a new Manifesto aims to overcome the gender inequalities that still compromise research and innovation excellence.
29 February 2012, Paris
The recent flagship programme for an Innovation Union emphasises the need for European research to contribute more to the innovation process. But what implications will this have for European research support professionals and does the recent proposal for Horizon 2020 go far enough? The event will be attended by numerous experts and from the European Commission.
Besides the European Union regions, globally active corporations were also benefited from the regional aid. Arms manufacturers and multinational companies have been also benefited from the EU's regional fund - writes the Euobserver referring to the Financial Times’ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s joint research.
One of the biggest beneficiary of this circle is the IBM (EUR 24 million support). It spent EUR 15.6 million to build a service center in Wrocław, and 2.6 million for a facility - like in Poland – both in Czech Republic and in Hungary (EUR 985 thousand).
The American Honeywell, dealing with aviation and aerospace, received EUR 4.2 million for setting up an R & D center in the Czech Republic. The EADS, famous for the manufacture of Airbus aircraft, also received from the regional money: the giant company - the way of rising employment -got EUR 1.5 million for its plants in Poland and in Spain (EUR 1.1 million).
The beneficiaries also include the telecommunications Nokia Siemens Networks, the food chain Lidl or Ikea. But some multinational companies were also put on the list, such as Coca Cola or McDonalds.