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Towards the 10th INSME Annual Meeting!
INSME is proud to announce its next step in its path to success: the 10th INSME Annual Meeting taking place in Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates, from the 18th to the 20th of March 2014 with the topic "Investing in Innovation: Building a Sustainable Knowledge-based Economy ", co–organized by our Vice–President, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.
Abu Dhabi is well known all around the world for its active business society and for its fast–growing economy, further reason to consider it as a perfect location to host the 10th Anniversary of the INSME Association.
Enjoy the promotional video by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and stay tuned to discover all relevant details of the 10th INSME Annual Meeting!
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13-30 Jan 2014
Organized by UNECE in partnership with MASHAV and MCTC
Organized by the OECD Leed Programme
1st Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage Event on Research and Innovation
Organized by the ANIMA Investment Network and EBN
- Picks in the News
Innovationskontor Väst recently released a report on “Open Innovation —A Handbook for Researchers” focusing on the potential impact of open innovation on academic institutions and how researchers can use it for attaining funding and other resources, distributing their results and improving their educational programs.
The report presents different tools, among them:
- creative commons.
and provides examples of how researchers have used them for diverse purposes. The report also underlines the importance of intellectual assets or intellectual property rights when using these tools. If researchers do not care about managing intellectual assets, they might actually end up with somebody else taking control of them and making sure nobody else can use them. Quite the opposite of making them available to the whole world, as is the objective of many researchers.
It is also important to point out that this is a is a read - and - click - book, where many links are provided as a means of developing a deeper understanding.The Heathrow Business Summit is a great opportunity to do business, not only for big companies, but also for SMEs.The 18th edition of the summit has received positive feedback from important buyers, such as Siemens, Ferrovial Agroman, Morgan Sindall Investments, Ministry of Defence and many more.In the framework of the Summit the importance of the UK's hub has been highlighted, in particular concerning the relocation of many companies that are leaving Central London area to move close to Heathrow.The airport area is quickly becoming the vital heart of business for companies from all over the world, thanks to a forward-looking business plan and efficient infrastructures.
Taking stock of five years of implementation of the Small Business Act and in the light of the on-going economic crisis, EUROCHAMBRES put forward a series of recommendations regarding the EU policy for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based on three pillars: better governance (closer links between the SME Envoy Network and the Competitiveness Council, one Competitiveness Council each year on SME policy), faster delivery (proper and quick implementation of EU legislation and efficient take-up of EU funds) and measures focused on stimulating SMEs to develop and create jobs.Usually, the two main means to bring technical and scientific knowledge to the public are patent applications and journal publications. With the advent of the internet two alternative means are available: the defensive publications and the open access model.
The European IPR Helpdesk has issued a new fact sheet examining the different aspects of these knowledge dissemination tools, also taking into account the different needs and objectives of research organisations/universities (ROs) and small and medium sized enterprises/industry (SMEs). There is not a general rule to apply when choosing the right means of dissemination, but one needs to ensure that the chosen tools are in line with the overall organisation's strategy.
The African Development Bank Group (INSME Member) released a report entitled “Towards Green Growth in Africa” discussing the necessity and feasibility of transitioning to green growth in order to enable sustainable development pathways on the African continent. The Report points out why Green Growth represents an important development paradigm for managing the challenges of the 21st century such as environmental degradation, climate change, population growth, and the transformation of markets.
While Green Growth requires a cross-sectoral approach, it highlights the scope for “greening” agriculture, forestry and other natural resources, clean energy and sustainable transportation. The Report shows that these solutions not only result in environmental benefits, but also contribute to the economic development of Africa and meet social needs.