The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy
The 2014 JIIP Symposium entitled “Major Innovations, A European Perspective” was held on 17 November 2014. The event was related to the “Major Innovations” study that JIIP is currently carrying out for DG RTD and took place at the Microsoft Executive Business Centre in Brussels, as part of the 6th European Innovation Summit organised by Knowledge4Innovation. The JIIP Symposium featured high-level speakers from academia, industry, EC and OECD and of course the JIIP members.
On 5 & 6 June 2014, around 20 representatives of the four JIIP member organisations and the JIIP Brussels team convened in Bilbao for this year’s JIIP Summer School. The seminar was organised and hosted by JIIP member TECNALIA and focused on the topic: “Advanced Manufacturing: Towards a New Industrial Revolution”. The two-day event consisted of an internal workshop on the first day and a public symposium on the second day.
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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Centre for Metrology and Accreditation MIKES amalgamated on Jan. 1, 2015. At the same time, VTT became a limited liability company. Erkki K.M. Leppävuori is the President and CEO of VTT Ltd.
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As in previous years, TECNALIA will be present at European Utility Week 2014, centrally located at Booth 1D20 convened by the Energy Cluster with its own 120 m2 stand under the trademark Smart Grids Basque Country . This Brand is created to provide a unifJIIP's insight:
SMART GRIDS constitute ONE of the TEN major innovations currently being analysed in our "Study on the contributon of the FPs to Major Innovations" (DG RTD). MAJOR INNOVATIONS will also be the topic for JIIP's Annual Symposium this year. For more information on this event visit www.jiip.eu
VTT the Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a bio-based 3-layer film for MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) applications and is looking for industrial partners and collaborators for commercializing the technology.
EARTO, the prestigious European organisation has this year presented its 2014 Innovation Award to TECNALIA's Biosimil project, a search engine for biological and medical samples which helps to improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The Award, coJIIP's insight:
Congratulations to JIIP member TECNALIA, on winning the EARTO "Oscar" Innovation Award for a Google Doctor
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