The INTRASOFT International Internal Innovation Competition

The Internal Innovation Competition is a contest organized by INTRASOFT International S.A. to foster innovation as well as entrepreneurship within the company. During the eight-month process INTRASOFT employees worldwide were challenged to create innovative ICT-related products and services with the aim to promote innovation drawing upon the key message “Innovation is appreciated and will be fostered…
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Establishing a Culture of Innovation in Business

– by Sarah Daren – The business landscape is always changing. Leading companies thrive by embracing and cultivating a culture of innovation that leads to evolved and improved operations, strategies, product offerings, service offerings, and processes. American business leaders that acknowledge and encourage innovation find themselves ahead of the competition that refuses to establish a culture…
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Montenegrin research and innovation landscape

– by Ljiljana Belada – Research and innovation are key to tackling the economic and social challenges of Europe. They contribute to the use of new growth opportunities generated by knowledge, technological advancements, innovation processes and product innovation, and new business models that support economic development and help address social challenges. Science, technology and innovation are…
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Polish (EU13) SMEs in the Framework Programme – Horizon 2020

– by Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk – Horizon 2020 gives an opportunity for innovative SMEs for market up-take of their solutions. Yet the successful participation is not an easy job in particular for EU13. Background As currently the largest Framework Programme with a budget of approx. 80 billion Euros offered by the European Union, Horizon 2020 focusing on…
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What Is the Role of the Founder in an Entrepreneurial Business?

– by Chuck Russell – Who wants to be an entrepreneur? Who can be an entrepreneur? There are more than 582 million people in this world in the process of starting or running their own business according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor that surveyed 65 different economies worldwide. The number of people who dream…
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Financing Small Businesses: the Jamaican experience

– by Omar Chedda – Small businesses tend to face higher risks globally, particularly in developing countries like Jamaica, due to their limited economies of scale, networks and capital base. Hence, many small businesses find it difficult to access appropriate financing at an affordable cost. Studies have found that credit access in markets dominated by a…
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How effective are public innovation support programmes?

– by Eva Diedrichs – In many countries public innovation support programmes are in place – mainly to support the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). A recent international IMP³rove survey including SMEs’, policy makers’, and intermediaries’ view on the impact of public innovation programmes revealed room for improvement. Although more than 70% of…
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The JEUPISTE Project

Over the last three years, the JEUPISTE project helped to further promote cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) between Europe and Japan. The EU-funded initiative tackles major issues in these fields through analytical, promotional and supporting actions. The global landscape is evolving rapidly as an increasing amount of research and innovation is being created…
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