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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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" 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 http://www.europeandigitalforum.eu
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.
“We really need to see a growth investment to really see the change in Europe. That hasn't happened yet,” said Statoil's EU Affairs Office Vice President Anders Marvik during the 2015 European Business Summit in Brussels.
“The circular economy is a very important matter,” said Thierry Mallet, Executive Vice-President for Group Innovation & Business Performance at Suez Environment during the 2015 European Business Summit in Brussels.
“Overall, I'm optimistic, but we have to do massive restructuring in some key markets,” said Roland Verstappen, Heineken's Global Director of Public & Governmental Affairs, during the 2015 European Business Summit.