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Guest blog post by Dr. Maikel Pellens, senior researcher in the Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Germany.   The commercialisation of research is one of the bottlenecks in European science and innovation policy. The economic impact of the billions of euros invested in… » read more

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Guest blog post by K. Winther. 1. Freedom and Power The transition from Stone Age to a modern high-tech society is a result of human innovation, and future improvements in our standard of living will depend on continued innovation. But all too often that progress is hindered by the societies and social structures created. If… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mark Hiley, CEO of The Analyst; and Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of CCIA Europe. Investors are betting on the success of Europe’s ecommerce ventures, with investment growing from millions to billions since 2012. A November study prepared by The Analyst, an independent equity research house, reveals an upward trend in capital investment… » read more

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Guest blog post by Bror Salmelin, Adviser Innovation Systems to the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission Open Innovation 2.0 is the new innovation space for creativity. It replaces the traditional triple helix innovation model with enterprises, research and public sector players with the co-creative quadruple helix innovation model… » read more

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Guest blog post by Caroline Jenner, CEO for JA Europe In 2011, Marta Panunzi was a 16-year-old student studying at a vocational school in Pomezia, a small town south of Rome, who found economics a turn-off. Four years later, she is studying that very subject at the University of Rome, with ambitions to start an… » read more

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Guest blogpost by François du Mortier, e-Government Manager, CIRB and Francesco Grillo, Director, Vision   A Comparative Analysis of e-Government Practices   The Jean-Claude Juncker Commission has set the creation of a digital single market as a first priority. The Digital Agenda appears to be ‘a key ingredient’ to reinvigorate the European economy and to… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Stela Mocan, Executive Director, e-Government Center/Government CIO, www.egov.md, Moldova. The Republic of Moldova has emerged in the past few years as one of the top 10 countries in Europe with the highest Internet speed and one of the cheapest in terms of price per megabit. It succeeded through deploying advanced information and… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). Yesterday we learnt that Google will shut down its ‘Google News’ service this year in Spain. This is just one consequence of the introduction in Spain of an ancillary copyright levy (known as the ‘AEDE levy’) affecting online services (apps and websites).… » read more

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