The 2012 EIT and ACES Awards Yearbook contains detailed profiles of this year's winning companies, EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou's vision on innovative entrepreneurship and an introduction by Chairman of the EIT's Governing Board Alexander von Gabain.
The capture and storage of industrial carbon dioxide can help Europe create a low-carbon economy by 2050, but a radical overhaul of Europe’s strategy is necessary say Science|Business symposium participants.
This study, built on a growing pool of academic research about the state of industry-university collaboration, offers concrete lessons and recommendations from experienced managers on both sides of the divide.
New laws on both sides of the Atlantic are changing the way patents will work. How can this historic convergence help inventors - and the economy? Special report of a Science|Business conference that took place in Washington on 7 May 2012.
Investors play a key role in identifying high-potential opportunities and accelerating such companies’ success. The prosperity of the European economy has recently been greatly stimulated by booming success stories such as Skype, Spotify and last.fm. These rather rare, ‘outlier’ success stories are attracting many investors to put money into technology opportunities with potential high returns.
Two awards programmes for start-up innovators came together on 21 February 2012 in Brussels: The first start-up awards offered by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and the fourth annual Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) offered by the Science|Business Innovation Board. Together, the two programmes bring together 21 young entrepreneurs from across Europe, to compete for seven awards.
At the third in a series of high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference, key ideas and recommendations have emerged on how to plan a sustainable and cost-effective energy future for Europe.
This report combines new research and analysis on open innovation with focused interviews of major participants in the European innovation system. The recommendations comprise an informal ‘charter’ for EU open innovation policy. The study was conducted by Prof. Henry Chesbrough of ESADE Business School and the University of California, Berkeley and Prof. Wim Vanhaverbeke, of ESADE in Barcelona, Vlerick Management School and the University of Hasselt, in Belgium.