The IPR Bulleting issue 13 is out and, among other issues, it features an article which addresses how the expansion of 3D printing as a disruptive technology could impact traditional manufacturing and business models!!
The Best in Heritage is an annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. Organised under special patronage of International Council of Museums and in partnership with Europa Nostra, it is supported by The City of Dubrovnik and Croatian Ministry of Culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS, POST-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM
28 September, Dubrovnik
The Useful Heritage
Efficiency and excellence in the public memory sector
Our claim is that all heritage organisations and institutions (museums, conservation, libraries, archives, hybrid and cyber institutions, heritage actions and networks) continue to demonstrate a constant convergence of theories and practices and the need for a common science. This science in the making is a cohesion factor for the many diverse heritage occupations which each have their own theories (e.g. Museology, Archivistics, Librarianship, Computer science etc.).
This Call for papers is in fact a plea for like-minded sympathizers and allies to join us in the project of a future grand profession, uniting all our heritage occupations in a concerted effort to turn our collective public memories into a Useful Heritage.
On 21 January 2014, the Hamburg Museum of Arts and Crafts will become the meeting point of technology providers, museum representatives, intermediaries and users of cultural heritage, to tackle the critical question: How to approach culture and technolgy? The workshop will start with provocative statements in the morning and interactive discussions in the afternoon.
"Cracking the Language Barrier" is the title of the session at which the European Commission will present its Workprogramme with regard to language technologies for 2014-15 at the ICT 2013 event in Vilnius. The draft agenda of the session and the draft text of the Workprogramme are available on the session's webpage.
As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive. One of the key technologies for enabling this has been a range of audience response systems that provide real time responses to polls, questions and surveys while the speakers is actually presenting.
How can one combine different funding sources to optimise the impact of EU projects? The new guide on "Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related Union programmes" gives answers on how to ensure optimal synergies to face the ever increasing competitive pressure from global markets. EMF Secretary General, Margaretha Mazura, is co-author of this guide that is the result of cross-DG collaboration of the European Commission. Primarily geared at policy-makers and implementing bodies, it also gives practical examples (Annex 2) that may be of interest to potential proposers.
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) today launched a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more easily. Over the next seven years, it is expected that the "InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators" products will make available more than €24 billion of financing for research and innovation (R&I) by small, medium and large companies and the promoters of research infrastructures. This finance is expected to support up to €48 billion of final R&I investments.
IPR Helpdesk has published a factsheet which aims at introducing the various IPR that can protect software, the main licensing schemes available and their respective potential business impact. Don't miss it!!
With the goal of promoting innovative digital media content from Vienna beyond the Austrian borders, Content Award goes on tour in 2014. The first stop brings Content Award to the EU capital of Brussels. In cooperation with the Vienna Business Agency’s Brussels office, ZIT – The Technology Agency of the City of Vienna, will provide vivid insights to the world of digital content made in Vienna to an international audience at the Vienna House. The presentation object Content Cloud will enable users to experience nominated and winning projects of the past years in an interactive way through multimedia.
European Parliament has approved €77 billion to the EU research programme Horizon 2020. How will the money be spent?
MEPs made it a target that at least 11% of the Horizon 2020 budget should go to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Moreover, there will be a specialised SMEs department, with its own budget, to ensure that the programme's calls for tenders are SME-friendly.
EMF and CAMTIC - Chamber of ICT of Costa Rica collaborate in their respective awards to honour excellent companies in ICT: Applicants to the Costa Rica prizes will become applicants to EMF's Seal of e-Excellence. This collaboration widens the outreach of both awards and contributed to potential "internationalisation"of enterprises in both regions.
Leading entrepreneurs have put forward a manifesto for entrepreneurship and innovation to power growth in the EU. It contains 20 actions, which taken together, can give European businesses the best chance of future success.
The new indicator of innovation output was developed at the request of the European Council to benchmark national innovation policies and monitor the EU's performance against its main trading partners. It measures the extent to which ideas stemming from innovative sectors are capable of reaching the market, providing better jobs and making Europe more competitive.
MEPs have called on the European Commission to protect consumers’ privacy and personal data online by regulating the so-called “IP-tracking” systems of some commercial Internet sites, a move Brussels has so far abstained from but might be...
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