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  • 28.03 2011

    A new group of countries, lead by China and followed by others including Brazil and India, are emerging as major scientific powers to rival the traditional “scientific superpowers” of the US, Western Europe and Japan , a new report from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has found.

  • 17.02 2011

    The Science and Technology Select Committee today published their second Technology and Innovation Centres Report, detailing the execution of the government’s £200 million network of technology centres.

  • 09.06 2010

    The TAFTIE Board decided to appoint DASTI as new TAFTIE member in its meeting on 9th June, after a presentation by Thomas Alslev Christensen and a positive recommendation by the Executive Working Group.

  • 20.05 2010

    In encouters with both EC (at the TAFTIE Policy Forum organised in June 2009)  and with Eureka (TAFTIE Annual Conference in December 2009), TAFTIE was encouraged to give recommendations on how the SMEs' innovation support measures at EU level could be developed, organised and implemented from 2014 on.

  • The IWT annual report 2008 can be downloaded: annual report 2008

  • CDTI assumed the TAFTIE Chairmanship for the second time in its history taking advantage of the Spanish Presidency of the EU during the first semester in a period of time that before the beginning of the year was also felt as changing.

  • Marko Mihkelson shared his views on recent developments and future scenarios in Russia with TAFTIE Executive Working Group Members in Tallinn on 16th February.

     

  • TAFTIE of course fully agrees with the need to audit the use of public funding. But since in some occasions, the Commission's current practice of auditing FP6 projects has raised concerns among certain TAFTIE members and their clients, TAFTIE decided to send a letter to Commissioner Potočnik.

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises aiming at growth and internationalisation and Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation received an even larger share of Tekes funding in 2010. Tekes invested EUR 233 million in SME projects and nearly EUR 100 million in the Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation.

  • Since the Technology Transfer Strengthening initiative was launched in April 2007, Enterprise Ireland has worked side by side with Irish Technology Transfer Offices in higher education institutes to develop a world-class system for transferring valuable intellectual property from research into industry.

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