Innovation & Industry Archives

  • ‘Factories of the Future’ Conference 2016 explores the future of manufacturing

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 04-10-2016

    On 15 and 16 September, leading industry and research experts from across Europe gathered to explore the future of European manufacturing and the achievements of the EU’s ‘Factories of the Future’ and the achievements of the EU’s ‘Factories of the Future’ partnership.

  • SBS conference on standardisation for SMEs

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 20-09-2016

    Small Business Standards (SBS) is organising its second annual conference on Reinforcing the cooperation amongst the standardisation community. It will take place on 19th October 2016 at the Residence Palace in the Brussels EU quarter.

  • European Youth Debating Competition

    Promoted content 13-06-2016

    The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope have joined forces to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as to inform about sustainability and resource efficiency - all of them being key ingredients for the future of both industry sectors and the overall competitiveness of the European Union.

  • A week-long biotech party across Europe

    Promoted content 04-04-2016

    European Biotech Week is back between 26 Sept and 2 Oct this year. Launched in 2013, the initiative offers those involved in biotechnology an annual opportunity to engage on all things biotech from the science within to the often invisible societal benefits without.

  • Nanocyl: A Belgian research-based SME

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 11-03-2016

    Know-how and confidential business information (trade secrets) are important for the competitiveness of European businesses. These intangible assets are fundamental to the innovation and research efforts of many SMEs.

  • Technology and Media: Shaping the Future of Audience Engagement – Future Media Lab’s 2016 Annual Conference

    Promoted content 10-02-2016

    The sixth Future Media Lab. conference took place on 26 January 2016 in Brussels.

  • StandarDays: Your chance to discover European Standards

    Promoted content | Health 08-02-2016

    StandarDays is a two day information session aimed at newcomers to European standardization, as well as those who would like to understand the CEN and CENELEC systems better. StandarDays is organized twice each year.

  • Why Aviation Matters – Reviewing the potential of the EU Aviation Strategy

    Promoted content | Transport 14-12-2015

    The air transport industry is a catalyst for economic growth and social development. The aviation sector generates more than 3 million jobs in the European Union (EU) while the air transport industry supports more than €675 billion in GDP in Europe.

  • Young entrepreneurs & technology solutions for climate change

    Promoted content | Climate change 10-12-2015

    Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century. Amongst young people, those pursuing an entrepreneurial career are naturally inclined to seek solutions in order to defy challenges.

  • How to raise our game? New approach to European Industrial Competitiveness

    Promoted content | Science & Policymaking 25-11-2015

    On the occasion of the European SME Week 2015, Austrian MEP Paul Rübig hosted a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament on the 17th November on the “New Approach to European Industrial Competitiveness: SMEs in the Surface Engineering Sector”.

  • Innovation at the heart of the energy debate

    Promoted content | Sustainable Development 16-11-2015

    The European Union represents 28 countries and more than 500 million energy consumers. Within the EU, energy demand is growing by 1-2% per year. In ten years, we could be using 10% more energy, and in a generation we may have to import almost all of the oil and 80% of the gas we use, according to Eurobarometer.

  • Good governance in sport and betting

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 10-11-2015

    "Good governance in sport and betting" explores the relationship between sports and the regulated betting industry and their role in the fight against match-fixing and corruption in sport. It examines the different approaches implemented so far by a range of stakeholders, including the regulated betting industry, sport organizations, regulatory and law enforcement bodies, national and international policy institutions and player organizations to detect, deter and punish those that seek to manipulate sporting events for financial gain.

  • Invitation: Growth through online innovation

    Promoted content | Digital 04-08-2015

    How can Europe bring back growth and take advantage of a digital revolution? How can SMEs be encouraged to innovate? How can consumer confidence be boosted?

  • REACH: A test case for better regulation?

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

    With the adoption of the Better Regulation Agenda on 19th May, the European Commission is taking first concrete steps in the definition of its policy.

  • Clean Sky in Action

    Promoted content | Aviation 02-07-2015

    Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.

  • European Energy Union – What role for innovation?

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 02-07-2015

    The Energy Union will cut across a number of policy sectors including energy, transport, research and innovation, foreign policy, regional and neighbourhood policy, trade and agriculture, according to the EU executive's plans.

  • Mining CEO: ‘China rolling out impressive visionary policies’

    Trade & Society 30-06-2015

    "China is rolling out impressive visionary policies," said Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto, a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation with headquarters in London.

  • INGRESS – because standards are voluntary market tools!

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 29-06-2015

    All INGRESS members look forward to participating in a constructive dialogue with the European Commission, Member States and other standardisation stakeholders in order to improve the European Standardisation System (ESS).

  • Without non-ferrous metals, no energy transition!

    Promoted content | Science & Policymaking 23-06-2015

    The video demonstrates how non-ferrous metals contribute to achieve an energy transition – with three case studies.

  • The Digital Single Market – What role for Big Data?

    Promoted content | Digital 18-06-2015

    On the 6th of May, the European Commission announced its long-awaited strategy for a Digital Single Market, with issues ranging from consumer rights in online retail, copyright and data protection to network expansion and the use of modern techniques for industry.

  • Making History: EUREKA 30 Years!

    Promoted content 16-06-2015

    EUREKA is an intergovernmental organisation focused on mobilising funds and fostering collaboration for the benefit of near-market projects across all fields of civilian technology. Over the last three decades, it has been responsible for bringing together SMEs, large companies, research institutes and universities to advance the state of technology in Europe for economic benefit. More than 40 countries now hold EUREKA membership, and a number of nations outside of the continent – South Korea, Canada and South Africa – are also included as associate countries.

  • Digital for Growth: Removing Barriers to Build for Europe’s Future

    Promoted content | Digital 12-06-2015

    Andrus Ansip, vice-president of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market, delivers the 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture at the European Digital Forum.

  • The 2015 European Digital Forum

    Promoted content | Digital 08-06-2015

    Tech entrepreneurs, web startups, think tankers, policymakers and thought leaders team up for a fascinating exchange on how Europe's Digital Single Market can fuel a European renaissance. For more information, visit

  • Channelling the dynamism of innovative start-ups in the EU

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 29-05-2015

    New technologies are opening avenues for growth in areas as diverse as renewable energy, smart systems, mobility and health. The opportunities to boost innovation in Europe are enormous. Start-ups will be a cornerstone of this economic future.