Rise of solar-plus-storage will require better ways to pay for the grid, German groups say https://t.co/piAIrg6Lwq— Jeffrey Char (@JSeedVentures) May 8, 2016
An influential German think tank and a national energy storage industry association have both said that long-term solutions need to be found for residential solar-plus-storage owners’ part-time reliance on the grid.
Energy-Storage.News spoke with Christoph Podewils, director of communications for Agora Energiewende, a think tank that once had Rainer Baake, the country’s state secretary for economics and energy, as its director.
Rise of solar-plus-storage will require better ways to pay for the grid, German groups say https://t.co/mSRkSxqwr3— Energy Storage News (@energystoragenw) May 4, 2016
Six Spanish circular economy companies to watch https://t.co/LyXPxWOcrO Friday 29 April 2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 2, 2016
Giving a major boost to Open Science in Europe, the Commission today presented its blueprint for cloud-based services and world-class data infrastructure to ensure science, business and public services reap benefits of big data revolution.
By bolstering and interconnecting existing research infrastructure, the Commission plans to create a new European Open Science Cloud that will offer Europe's 1.7 million researchers and 70 million science and technology professionals a virtual environment to store, share and re-use their data across disciplines and borders. This will be underpinned by the European Data Infrastructure, deploying the high-bandwidth networks, large scale storage facilities and super-computer capacity necessary to effectively access and process large datasets stored in the cloud...
— European Commission (@EU_Commission) April 19, 2016
France. European Commission “investEU”: €250 million now available to 14,000 SMEs in France. https://t.co/HMTr5OUjQT 4 April 2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 4, 2016
“1 the pot waste of large ++ of taxpayers’ $ - Gov support s applied indiscriminately 2 all nu firm/SMEs Apr4 Nesta https://t.co/DBZA8TwAk1— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 4, 2016
New research by Nesta and the National Institute for Economic and Social Research sheds some light on this. The study analyses the sources of productivity growth in the UK over the period 1998-2013, using firm-level data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to understand where productivity came from. Specifically, it assesses the importance of productivity improvements within individual firms in different sectors and the distribution and re-distribution of labour across more and less productive firms in different sectors.
These findings suggest a number of implications for policymakers. At Nesta we would like to draw attention to three.
First of all, the potential waste of large amounts of taxpayers’ money when Government support is applied indiscriminately to all new firms or SMEs. Such support is likely to exacerbate the problem of low productivity firms entering the market or remaining in the market, dragging down average levels of productivity.
Moedas. 31Mar. (Research, Science & Innovation)call for ideas to design a European Innovation Council. 29th of April https://t.co/OCITTr205N— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) April 1, 2016
Four Reasons Why The UK Leads The World On FinTechhttps://t.co/MURimfWahR Mar 1, 2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) March 3, 2016
Acuerdo de FORO FINSPAIN y la Asociación Española de Fintech & Insurtechhttps://t.co/P26BFM7Vq7 2 marzo, 2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) March 3, 2016
https://t.co/MGzkZwRwiU 4-7 April 2016 Copenhagen— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) March 3, 2016
“The World’s Largest FinTech Event has landed in Europe”
We're excited that the EU is going to start using our framework to compare their 272 regions. #WBLive— Michael E. Porter (@MichaelEPorter) October 29, 2015
Cambridge chemists make super-battery breakthrough (FT 29 Oct) https://t.co/MNe8lNeiZv— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) October 30, 2015
Ecommerce Europe welcomes the policy proposals the European Commission has made in the Single Market Strategy 28 Oct https://t.co/p3xGzLAdOc— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) October 30, 2015
“The time is right: 5 reasons why we need a European Startup Visa now” tech.eu https://t.co/vJ7FJNZToK via @ NeelieKroesEU Oct 27— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) October 30, 2015
Investment Plan for Europe: +€1 billion of EIF equity investments for SMEs & start-ups across Europe since Jan Oct26 https://t.co/VS0JNpOCBY— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) October 30, 2015
But there are still barriers to be overcome before Europe’s digital potential can be realized. Based on our research, we propose four critical areas of focus:
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. He is the author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change.
Father. Husband. Finance Minister of Finland. Chairman of Kokoomus. Eternal optimist. Sub 10h Ironman.
Speech (PDF 7 pages):
Here is my speech at Bruges. Comments welcome. Very personal speech. http://t.co/Z7kGDVpie0— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) October 7, 2015
(Catalans give cyclists two metres (when overtaking) out of their own choice: Jan Frodeno - www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOTz07iIw6s
Speaker(s): Emmanuel Macron, (@EmmanuelMacron) is the French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs (Wikipedia)
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser
Recorded on 24 September 2015 at Shaw Library, Old Building "From one border of the EU to the other, the European ideal is being challenged. Now is the time to reopen the economic and political debate, and to fix the Eurozone as part of a greater deal for a Union in which all member states find their place", wrote Emmanuel Macron in a common OpEd with S. Gabriel (June 2015). What reforms does Europe need? Can we really strengthen the Eurozone and the EU at the same time? Is it realistic to promote further integration when member states seem to diverge so much?
EUIMA “Collaborative research” was a two-year project which contributed to the development of monitoring tools and indicators for the assessment of university-based collaborative research. In addition, the project aimed at identifying the necessary requirements and adjustments that universities needed to make in terms of human resource profiles (researchers, managers, etc.) to take forward and support the development of collaborative research and increase the attractiveness of university careers, both in research and in managing the partnership.
The project built on experience from previous and current EUA work looking at building strong relationships between universities and industry for doctoral education and the professional insertion of PhD holders (DOC-CAREERS & the current project DOC-CAREERS II) as well as at the exchange of best practice in collaborative research through the Responsible Partnering Initiative. Following the EUA study “Regions of Knowledge”, the project also addressed the specificities of regional contexts.
The EUIMA Collaborative Research Final Project Report:
The two EUIMA Collaborative Research Project Papers:
Our offices are located in central London, with easy access to both the local start-up scene and some of Europe’s most vibrant financial players in the City.
Over the past 15 years, the Bologna Process has turned into the most far-reaching reform the education community has ever experienced – creating a European space of university cooperation based on quality, openness and mutual trust: the European Higher Education Area.
Today, in Europe and across the globe, 'Bologna' continues to signify a highly ambitious, successful example of pan-European cooperation – one where the European Commission is playing an active part.
Instituted in 1999 as an intergovernmental process, now encompassing 47 European countries as well as the European Commission, with consultative stakeholder members, in most people's minds the Bologna Process is closely identified with the switch to the Bachelor-Masters-Doctorate model of higher education.
The contest is on! Apply now to get a chance to win one of the three prizes!
With the EU Prize for Women Innovators, the European Commission wants to give public recognition to outstanding women entrepreneurs who brought their innovative ideas to the market. The aim is to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.
After two successful editions in 2011 and 2014, the European Commission has launched the third edition of the prize.
Three prizes will be awarded in Spring 2016:
Contestants will be able to submit their entries until 20 October 2015 (12:00 – Brussels time).
An independent panel of judges from business and academia will select the three winners who will be announced in 2016.
The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU's research framework programmes, the EURATOM Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme (CIP) or actions relating to research and innovation under the European Structural and Investment Funds (known as the Structural Funds prior to 2014).
The contestant must reside in an EU Member State or a country associated to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.
The company must have been registered before 1 January 2013 and have had an annual turnover of at least EUR 100 000 in 2013 or 2014.
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You can apply in 6 easy steps via our web-based submission system.
Read the Application Guide for more details.
Prof. Alberto Alemanno MOOC on Coursera: www.coursera.org/course/europe
1. Better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services
2. Shaping the environment for digital networks and services to flourish
3. Creating a European Digital Economy and Society with long-term growth potential
84% of UK CEOs cited the shortage of skills as a key business threat
( 1,322 CEOs interviewed in 77 countries www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-survey/2015/assets/pwc-18th-annual-global-ceo-survey-jan-2015.pdf)
UK business leaders across industries identify a clear challenge in the lack of access to the right talent and skills. UK CEOs are the most concerned compared with their global counterparts about the impact on growth of a scarcity of the right skills and the lack of access to talent which, at 84%, registers at 20 percentage points higher than the results last year.
Compared with many of their European counterparts, CEOs in the UK are very obviously concerned about the negative impact that the skills shortage may have, with 84% citing it as a key business threat. But in Germany, for example, only just over half (54%) of CEOs are concerned, and in France levels of anxiety about this issue are even lower, with only 37% expressing concern about the availability of the key skills they need.
UK CEOs recognise that they cannot bridge the talent gap alone. Two thirds (67%) believe that a priority of government should be to create a skilled and adaptable workforce, up from 60% last year. Our survey highlights the need for the government, business and education sectors to work together to enable the UK to prosper in the long-term.
In the absence of more rapid progress through education and training (necessarily a development that can only take place over the relatively long term) UK CEOs will need to explore other sources and strategies to secure the talent they need...
www3.imperial.ac.uk - "Tech entrepreneur ‘brain-drain’ to US is a source of concern, say researchers"
Europe is undergoing a significant technology entrepreneur brain-drain to the United States because it is not doing enough to retain information and communication technology (ICT) start-up companies.
A report by researchers from Imperial College Business School, initiated by the EIT ICT Labs and published today, found that ICT is a major economic driver for Europe. Between 2005 and 2010, investment in the sector accounted for one-third of all economic growth in the region, while ICT innovations bring positive, knock-on benefits for other industries.
The report – ‘ICT innovation in Europe: Productivity gains, start-up growth and retention’ – found that European countries are leading the way in nurturing talent, but do hardly enough to retain it. In fact, 43 percent of successful EU start-ups end up being acquired by US companies.
A study prepared by P. KOUTROUMPIS(1), A. LEIPONEN(2 ) and L.D.W. THOMAS(3)
We acknowledge financial support from the EIT ICT Labs. We also wish to thank Achim Luhn for guidance and support and Kumush Abduraimova for research assistance.
(1) Imperial College Business School, (2)Cornell University and Imperial College Business School, (3)Imperial College Business School
Tech entrepreneur brain-drain to US is a source of concern http://t.co/sUZKqfzxGj— Aija Leiponen (@AijaLeiponen) March 12, 2015
Imperial College & EIT ICT Labs report on the impact of ICT on European economy: http://t.co/rIhVRjzUf5— Aija Leiponen (@AijaLeiponen) March 12, 2015
16 February 2015
(Reuters) – European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) of spending on measures to save energy and adapt to climate change.
Nearly a third of the overall spending under the Juncker plan is meant to be related to energy.
One of the pilot projects presented on Monday that will run until 2017 is the Private Finance for Energy Efficiency scheme.
It will take 80 million euros of Commission money to try and elicit more than 550 million euros in spending on ways to save energy, such as better insulated buildings.
While EU officials declined to go into details, they said the 80 million would be used to protect against credit risk on energy efficiency loan portfolios and said the Commission would also provide technical expertise.
The other project is the Natural Capital Financing Facility. It will draw on up to 125 million euros of EIB funds to attract investment in projects such as forestry management...
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, which represents investors responsible for nearly 9 trillion euros in assets, says EU financing instruments can attract private capital if there are strong policies to support them.
Carlos Manuel Félix Moedas (born 10 August 1970) is a Portugues banker and politician, who studied engineering at university.
On 10 September 2014, Juncker accepted the Portuguese Government's nomination of Moedas as European Commissioner, and appointed him to the portfolio of Research, Innovation and Science, taking office on 1 November.
Besides his mother tongue, Spanish, he is fluent in English, German and French and follows the development of Internet in those countries that speak these languages.
Tapa blanda: 208 páginas
Editor: Gestión 2000; Edición: 1 (14 de febrero de 2013)
Interactive table European business school ranking 2014
"London Business School tops 2014 FT business schools ranking", November 30, 2014
LBS tops the ranking of the best 81 business schools in Europe based on the schools’ performance in four of the rankings published by the FT each year: MBA, executive MBA (EMBA), masters in management (MiM) and executive education. (Two schools tied for 80th position with identical scores.)
May 2014: In a rare move, a group of young public servants and diplomats based in the European Union's headquarters in Brussels has launched a passionate plea for a more constructive and far-reaching debate about the fate of Europe. Members of the group, called Euro2030, want to remain anonymous to avoid embarrassing the institutions its members work for. But with under two weeks to go before European elections, this new generation of officials at the very heart of the EU has become frustrated both by the tone of the current debate on Europe and by the failures of the EU itself...
Four livestreams: highway.slush.org
Dr. Lauri Järvilehto Author and researcher, Philosophy Academy, Helsinki, Finland, will be at www.Slush.org
This philosopher and author is going to tell about his research on fun learning and how he is building a fun learning research center in Finland.
IE Venture Day (last week) judges (two of them) will be at Slush
Taking an unfashionable standpoint in the light of rising anti-European sentiment in Britain and some other countries, Kurt Deketelaere, secretary general of the League of European Research Universities, told a conference that EU-wide legislation may be required to enable the truly free movement of students and researchers.
Speaking at the Reinventing Higher Education conference at IE University in Madrid last week, Deketelaere warned that “we are not going to survive” if Europe continues with 28 separate sets of research systems and funding arrangements...