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  • 07.04 2011

    A group of MEPs working on plans for the EU’s overall budget from 2014 are pushing for a big boost – to as much as €100 billion - for the next EU research programme, as Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament tells Science|Business.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Cutting Edge (a magazine published by VINNOVA), an article can be found on a recent evaluation by the OECD that states that conditions in Sweden for creating regional economic growth are better than in many other countries.

  • VINNOVA has commisioned in-depth studies of the prioritisation mechanisms in the China, Japan, the US and within the EU’s Framework Programmes.

  • 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.

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