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  • 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 2010 Innovation Union Scoreboard has been published as successor of the previous European Innovation Scoreboard.

  • The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has published in February 2011 a note on Research Funding - Best national practices for simplification.

  • TTGV recently completed a Knowledge Sharing Programme with Korea Development Institute (KDI) with the topic "Models for National Technology and Innovation Capacity Development".

  • Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) was established by the law No. 130/2002 and No. 110/2002. The primary objective of TA CR is a support of applied research, experimental development and innovation in the Czech Republic in compliance with the legal system of the Czech Republic as well as with legal norms of the European Union. The creation of TA CR is a part of fundamental R&D reform in the Czech Republic. One of key features of the reform is a redistribution of financial support from the national budget of the Czech Republic.

  • The US have updated their Innovation Strategy issued in September 2009 and now publish A Strategy for American Innovation.

  • The main objectives for the Research Council of Norway’s Chairmanship has been to achieve added value for the member agencies through the meetings and activities, and to continue the Strategy roll out as approved by the Board in December 2007. The RCN has taken a new initiative to engage member agencies in strategic discussions at the EWG meetings, focusing on one thematic area at each EWG meeting.

  • 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.

     

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