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9th INSME Annual Meeting
“The Governance of Innovation: Building an Innovative Eco-System for SMEs”
INSME 2013 main event will take place from 21st to 24th of May 2013 in Izmir, Turkey (Venue: Hilton Izmir).
The 9th INSME Annual Meeting will be co-organized by IZKA - IZMIR Development Agency (INSME Member) under the theme: “The Governance of Innovation: Building an Innovative Eco-System for SMEs”.
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29-31 May 2013
Organized by European Business & Innovation Centre Network
16-19 June 2013
XXIV ISPIM Conference – Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth
Organized by ISPIM - The International Society for Professional Innovation Management
1-4 July 2013
19th Annual Conference of the EARMA
Organized by EARMA - European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
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The Network for Business Sustainability (INSME Member) released a new report on “How to Drive Social Change : Best Practices for Business Leaders”. The report is based on 123 studies from 1992 to 2012, including case studies from two organizations that have led social change projects.
The report is a handbook for any business interested in cause marketing, social innovation or responsible consumption, and gives an overview of the 19 mechanisms companies can use to drive positive behaviour change and how change efforts should be managed.
Learn more about the report here.
A webinar based on the report will be held on march 5th at 1 p.m. EST by Professor Ute Stephan who will discuss her research findings and share examples from Unilever, Home Depot, Walmart, Tim Hortons and Danone.
After over 30 years of talks, a new regime will cut the cost of an EU patent by up to 80%, making it more competitive vis-à-vis the US and Japan.
The international agreement creating a unified patent court will enter into force on 1 January 2014 or after thirteen contracting states ratify it, provided that UK, France and Germany are among them. The other two acts would apply from 1 January 2014, or from the date when the international agreement enters into force, whichever is the latest.
Spain and Italy are currently outside the new regime, but could decide to join in at any time.
The aim of the project has been to determine innovation potential of İzmir and prepare a concrete action plan intended for the development of this potential.
İzmir Regional Innovation Strategy is an example for other provinces and regions of Turkey.
The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, published in 2012 by the World Economic Forum within the framework of The Global Benchmarking Network. assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity.The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.
The Report emphasizes persisting competitiveness divides across and within regions, as short-termism and political deadlock continue to hold back the economic performance of many countries and regions.