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Dear readers,

 

In this last KNOW-HUB newsletter of the year we have collected some interesting reading material for you on what the European Commission has planned for 2015.


We also invite you to take a look at our KNOW-HUB encyclopedia's latest entries, and to come back regularly since we'll be updating the encyclopedia in the next few days.

 

The KNOW-HUB team wishes you Happy Holidays!

Blog

Commission priority. A New Start:The 2015 Work Programme of the European Commission 2014.12.19.

It is a compact work programme, focused on the key 23 things to do in 2015.

Juncker investment plan: what in your country? 2014.12.19.

Investment Offensive for Europe: EU Task Force identifies 2,000 potential projects worth €1.3 trillion.

ESIF OPs source of information 2014.12.19.

H2020 call "Capitalising the full potential of on-line collaboration" - Info session 26 January 2015 2014.12.19.

The European Commission in collaboration with EASME is organising an info-day on the open call for proposais on "Capitalising the full potential of on-fine collaboration". The call is launched under the H2020 - lnnosup -2014-2015 programme (lndustrial leadership pillar) and aims at facilitating the identification of suitable partners for innovation activities with the use of on-line support services.

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Knowledge transfer in RIS 3 2014.12.19.

Knowledge transfer is a term used in economics. It refers to the "dissemination of technical or technological knowledge from creation towards the use in the production process. Knowledge transfer means the institutionally-planned, time-limited, private or state-supported process of diffusion or spread of technology to economic utilization by third parties.

Social innovation and smart specialisation strategies 2014.12.19.

A social innovation is a new product, process, service, organizational model or solution that provides an answer to social needs unmet by the market or the public sector. Some use a narrower definition, namely workplace innovation: the development of new labour market integration, new jobs, new forms of labour participation and human resources management.

Strengthening regional innovation capacity from the bottom to gain excellence on top-level 2014.12.19.

Smart specialisation in regional innovation policy is striving for excellence in specific sectors or market niches [1]. The identification of a limited set of key enabling technologies and their thorough application is indispensable for the market success. Does this mean at the same time that regional innovation strategies for smart specialisation should be limited to these top technologies with their related markets/sectors and should neglect the bottom of the innovation pyramid?

Entrepreneurial education in universities 2014.12.18.

Smart specialisation is essentially based on a process of entrepreneurial discovery. As the University is one of the main actors in research and innovation, it’s interesting to raise some questions related to their role in RIS3, and specifically how do they participate in the entrepreneurial process of discovery.


    

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