News archive

February

Small and medium enterprises in the innovation spotlight26.02.2009

Small and medium enterprises in the innovation spotlight

Reflecting that 2009 is the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, the annual work programme for the EU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) is focusing on enhancing the innovativeness of European enterprises...more >
Launch of the European Year 2009 in Hungary24.02.2009

Launch of the European Year 2009 in Hungary

In Hungary, an open call was announced in order to find as many initiatives of good quality as possible to form the official programme of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation at national level. The Year will be launched...more >
Five finalists announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 200923.02.2009

Five finalists announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2009

By supporting the Prize, the European Commission underlines the role of architecture as a driver for creativity and innovation. more >
eTwinning Prizes for creativity 200920.02.2009 – 20.03.2009

eTwinning Prizes for creativity 2009

The best eTwinning projects of the 2007/08 school year have just been awarded for their creative and innovative ways of using the Internet to build links between schools in different countries. The five prize-winning projects...more >
And the winner is…19.02.2009 – 19.03.2009

And the winner is…

EU sustainable energy and research projects pick up regional innovation awardsmore >
Wide interest for the first Brussels Debate dedicated to the knowledge society17.02.2009 – 17.03.2009

Wide interest for the first Brussels Debate dedicated to the knowledge society

The debate brought on the stage speakers from very diverse backgrounds, from politics to policy-making, from the business world to academics. They supported the idea that in the context of the global crisis, Europe has no...more >
Brussels Debates of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 (EYCI 2009) take off16.02.2009 – 16.03.2009

Brussels Debates of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 (EYCI 2009) take off

"Boosting Europe’s knowledge economy" is the topic of the first Brussels debate of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. It will focus on the knowledge society and on how Europe’s creative potential can be...more >
Lancement officiel de l’Année européenne de la créativité et de l’innovation au Luxembourg12.02.2009 – 13.02.2009

Lancement officiel de l’Année européenne de la créativité et de l’innovation au Luxembourg

Au cours d’une conférence de presse qui a présenté les grandes lignes du programme luxembourgeois, « l’Année européenne de la créativité et de l'innovation 2009 » a été lancée jeudi 5 février au Luxembourg.more >
The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation launches a national programme to promote scientific and innovation culture10.02.2009 – 10.03.2009

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation launches a national programme to promote scientific and innovation culture

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation announced last week a new Program of Scientific Culture and Innovation provided with a total budget of 13M €. Part of this amount will go specifically to activities within the...more >
Investing in innovation 'key to economic recovery'09.02.2009 – 09.03.2009

Investing in innovation 'key to economic recovery'

The EU will pump additional funds into research as part of its budget for 2013-2021 in a bid to innovate its way out of economic decline, according to European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pöttering (© text: Euractiv).more >
Universities and businesses meet at European Forum to discuss cooperation06.02.2009 – 05.03.2009

Universities and businesses meet at European Forum to discuss cooperation

High level representatives from business, higher education and politics are meeting in Brussels on 5-6 February for the 2009 European University-Business Forum. The forum is an opportunity to network, showcase successful...more >
Join us in Brussels for a showcase of best practice projects on creativity and innovation05.02.2009 – 05.03.2009

Join us in Brussels for a showcase of best practice projects on creativity and innovation

The European Commission is organising a major European conference on creativity and innovation on 2 and 3 March 2009 in Brussels. The event will explore and identify examples of best practice among projects that have received...more >
The Year on the Move in Portugal: Creativity, Innovation and ... Interactivity04.02.2009 – 04.03.2009

The Year on the Move in Portugal: Creativity, Innovation and ... Interactivity

The launch of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation in Portugal took place yesterday in the prestigious Belem Cultural Centre, in Lisbon. The launch conference was organised by the Portuguese government in cooperation...more >
ART Forum - “Creativity and Innovations in Europe03.02.2009 – 02.03.2009

ART Forum - “Creativity and Innovations in Europe"

On 5th of February 2009, the Art Forum on ”'Creativity and Innovations in Europe” will focus on showcasing innovative or creative practices via our face-to-face interactive gathering. The participants are invited to contribute to...more >